16.0 Running Multiple Lucene Index Servers

Your NovellĀ® Teaming site depends on the Lucene Index Server for full functionality. Different Lucene configurations provide different levels of scalability and reliability:

You can install the Lucene Index Server on a different server from where Teaming is running so that both programs have access to more server memory, disk space, and CPU resources. However, the Teaming server and the Lucene Index Server must not have a firewall between them. The RMI protocol used for the Lucene Index Server port works only within a trusted local area network (LAN).

These configurations provide additional resources for the Lucene Index Server, but it is still a single point of failure for your Teaming site. If the Lucene Index Server goes down, the Teaming site becomes inaccessible until access to the Lucene Index Server is restored.

Running multiple Lucene Index Servers provides high availability functionality, so that if one Lucene Index Server goes down, Teaming users can still access the Teaming site because other Lucene Index Servers are still available.

NOTE:This section assumes that you already have a Basic installation of Teaming up and running successfully. It is highly recommended that you follow the instructions in Section I, Basic Installation before attempting a more complex Teaming and Lucene configuration.