Setting up a cluster is important when developing enterprise software and deploying them in production environments. Distributing deployment artifacts & related metadata to all nodes in a homogeneous cluster is a typical requirement for a clustered deployment of any middleware platform. In such a cluster, all nodes should contain the deployed artifacts as well as the related metadata.
The Deployment Synchronizer (DepSync) is the mechanism used in the WSO2 platform for distributing these artifacts and metadata across all nodes in the cluster. It provides the ability to synchronize data between the worker nodes of a product cluster. When used with the WSO2 Application Server, or the WSO2 ESB, you can synchronize your deployable artifacts like web services, and web applications etc. across the cluster nodes. In addition, with the latest WSO2 Carbon 4 release, WSO2 provides the ability to synchronize service metadata which includes service policies, transports, and service-type specific data. Now you only have to deploy and configure services in one node - called the manager. Then, DepSync will replicate those to other nodes - workers.
In this presentation, we present how this is done in the WSO2 Cloud-enabled middleware platform. Typical deployment artifacts will include webapps, JAXWS/JAXRS apps, data services, proxy services, and BPEL processes . The WSO2 platform also natively supports multi-tenancy. Tenants & tenant artifacts are loaded on demand. We will demonstrate how DepSync works efficiently with multi-tenancy.
Kasun Gajasinghe did the demonstration section of this webinar presentation while Pradeep Fernando provided technical aspects of Deployment Synchronizer