[rabbitmq-discuss] Is there ever a need for a federation and a cluster?

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Wed Jan 4 18:25:22 GMT 2012

That's basically it.

See a bit more discussion at: http://www.rabbitmq.com/distributed.html

Cheers, Simon

On 04/01/12 18:22, Michael Cumings wrote:
> I'm in the process of setting up multiple clusters, each cluster is in a
> different data center separated by WANs.  I don't want to try to cluster
> across a WAN connection, but there are some messages that I want to be
> able to route to both locations.
> On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 12:20 PM, Langston, Jim
> <Jim.Langston at compuware.com <mailto:Jim.Langston at compuware.com>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     Given a scenario where the entire environment is identical for
>     rabbitMQ (same servers, OS's , RMQ versions … etc) , would there ever
>       be a need to have the environment configured for using both
>     as a cluster, and as a federation ?
>      From what I've gathered so far, before experimenting, it seems that
>     unless there is some sort of mixed environment, clustering is the way
>     to go.
>     What about if there are two different clusters, w/ different brokers and
>     exchanges ? Would you want to use a federation between them ?
>     Thanks,
>     Jim
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Simon MacMullen
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