I have several questions regarding when to use connection managers and what deployment situations benefits from connection managers.
1 - How many connections can the OpenFire server handle before it is considered nessessary to add connection managers?
2 - Is there any advantage what so ever to have a connection manager if you run it on the same physical machine as the OpenFire server?
3 - If you plan to use only one connection manager, on a different physical machine, do that have any positive benefits?
4 - The connection manager documentation notes that the connection manager module “is suitable for very large installations of Openfire (many thousand concurrent users).” What happens if this number is exceeded? Do the connection manager fail or will the through put of messages just slow down? Is there a firmer estimate on how many users a connection manager can handle then “many thousand”.
Jesper Tärnvik, Boss Media AB