Clustering Sametime Media Manager componentsAdded by IBM on November 23, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|The IBM® Sametime Media Manager includes several components. You can install the components separately and optionally cluster some of them.
® Sametime Media Manager includes several components. You can install the components separately and optionally cluster some of them.
About this task
The Sametime Media Manager comprises three components:
- Packet Switcher
Based on voice-activated switching, the Packet Switcher routes audio and video data to participant endpoints. There can be one or more Packet Switchers in a deployment; it cannot be clustered. A Packet Switcher can only be registered with one Conference Manager. If you have a Conference Manager cluster then the Packet Switcher is registered with the cluster and each cluster member uses the same Packet Switcher.
- Conference Manager
Manages multipoint conferences by maintaining a dialog with each participant, and ensuring that all media flows between those participants. You can install multiple Conference Manager components and cluster them for high availability and failover.
- SIP Proxy/Registrar
Directs conference participants to Conference Manager servers and provides high availability and failover functionality. You can install multiple SIP Proxy/Registrar components and cluster them for high availability and failover.
Complete the clustering tasks in the sequence shown:
Parent topic: Installing a Sametime Media Manager on Linux or Windows
Previous topic: Verifying the Conference Manager or Packet Switcher virtual host
Clustering Sametime servers for high enterprise availability