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Best Practices Library - Pentaho in High Availability

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Overview

This page serves as a library for the High Availability (HA) documents for Pentaho server environments. The first section has best practice documents on setting up a Pentaho or BA Server HA environment, the second contains documentation for setting up a DI-Only Server HA environment.

High Availability for Pentaho Server Environment

We have collected a set of best practice recommendations for using the Pentaho Server for analytics and setting them up with a clustered High Availability solution.  

Some of the things discussed here include clustering the reporting server nodes, configuring a load balancer for HA, and Tomcat and Apache configuration for Windows and Linux.  

info_small.png If you plan to set up a DI-only environment, be aware that High Availability solutions for our DI-only servers need to be set as ACTIVE/PASSIVE and not as ACTIVE/ACTIVE. More information can be found in the DI-only documents in the next section.

The following table contains documents specific to the versions listed below:

Pentaho Version Document Title Download PDF
7.x Pentaho Servers in High Availability
5.4, 6.x BA Servers in High Availability

 

High Availability for a DI-Only Server Environment

We have collected a set of best practice recommendations and information for you to use when you want to set up your DI-only servers with a clustered High Availability solution.

info_small.png High Availability solutions for our ETL/DI servers need to be set as ACTIVE/PASSIVE and not as ACTIVE/ACTIVEThe load balancer sits in front of a cluster and only one ETL server gets any traffic. The secondary server only gets traffic if the primary server goes down. This model allows the servers to deal with fail over. So, in the event that one Pentaho server goes down, service is not interrupted but is instead taken over by a live server.

Some of the things discussed here include clustering the ETL server nodes, configuring a load balancer for HA, and Tomcat and Apache configuration for Windows and Linux.

The following table contains documents specific to the versions listed below:

Pentaho Version Document Title Download PDF
7.x Pentaho DI-Only Servers in High Availability
5.4, 6.x DI Servers in High Availability

 

 

 

 

 

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