Is it possible to have adapter failover using wM Enterprise? What about load balancing? If so, is it documented anywhere? I’m getting conflicting information in this.
I’ve had two consultants tell me it’s possible and one webMethods consultant say it’s not supported. Here’s the text from one of the consultants:
“For load balancing and failover, you create adapters on multiple machines with the exact same name and same client group connecting to the same
broker. The adapters share the client queue on the broker. Events are retrieved from the queue by all the brokers on a first-come, first-serve
basis. Each event is processed by only one adapter. The webMethods docs claim a round robin approach to dispatch but I’ve seen otherwise (one
adapter tended to dominate, judging from log entries). This seems to make sense since the adapters pull events from the broker, they aren’t pushed”.