I would like to load balance cluster my jive messenger (meaning two seperate installs, no shared hd, but a shared ip). Can I tie the installs into the same database? As long as I allow the two jive servers to talk via s2s, it would look transparent to the users correct? Anybody, see any problems with this setup?
s2s will work as long as you have two separate domains. I think that clustering a single domain will be available later on, but it’‘s not available now. The best you can do is use redundant ip’'s to release load of one network interface. You could also move the database to another server to ensure that any jdbc work is done without interfering with the messenger process.