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Make SLX OLEDB Provider Cluster Friendly

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by Employee on ‎11-02-2009 10:36 AM
I would love to see this feature in SalesLogix where the OLE DB provider is able to detect a database failure and shift the connection to a back up serve, and also work inside of a Clustered Database environment.
by Gold Super Contributor
on ‎11-02-2009 11:23 AM
This is a request from out customers I find happening ALL the time. many people have moved to SQL Server (Active/Passive) cluster(s) for max reliability and uptime. The weak link here is the "provider"
by Employee
on ‎11-03-2009 05:15 PM

Could you expand on the "also work inside of a Clustered Database environment"?  I'd like to know what your expectations are that would be additional to what you can do today.


Today, you can set your native connection (in the SLX Data Link Manager) to your Clustered Database environemnt, since it would have its Virtual Cluster name to use.

by Gold Super Contributor
on ‎11-03-2009 05:35 PM
Phil, I think he means to install the back end (SalesLogix server) ON the cluster.
by Employee
on ‎11-03-2009 10:24 PM
phil yes i am aware that today we could set it in a clustered database environment using the SQL Native Client, but the point is the SalesLogix OLEDB provider, in the event of failure to connect to the virtual cluster shift to another back end where there is high availability, and yes RJ is correct i meant install the back end on the cluster.
by Employee
on ‎11-23-2009 12:08 PM

In Active/Passive failover cluster - the main impediment here is when you set up your connection, it automatically writes the SLX Server's machine name to SYSTEMINFO.PINGSERVER.


You could manually update the SYSTEMINFO.PINGSERVER field to be the virtual machine name of your cluster, so when the failover happens to the 2nd node, you don't have to re-setup the connection string.


Depending on how you setup your failover node, you may need to hook into it becoming the primary node & start up services.  I believe I've seen posts in the old newsgroups about BP/Customers doing this today.

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