Optionally install an IBM
® Sametime Community Server Mux (multiplexer) on a separate computer to remove the connection-handling load from the Sametime Community Server. Configuring a stand-alone multiplexer enables the Community Server to handle a larger number of users and improves its stability.
About this task
Every Sametime Community Server contains a multiplexer ("mux") component that maintains connections from Sametime clients. The Community Server Mux is installed automatically and comes configured for immediate use. You can optionally deploy a stand-alone Community Mux by installing it on a separate computer, so that clients connect to the stand-alone multiplexer instead of to the Community Server. This configuration frees the Community Server from the burden of managing the live client connections; the stand-alone multiplexer is dedicated to this task.
You can deploy a stand-alone Community Mux to operate with one or more unclustered Community Servers, or to operate with a cluster. You can also deploy multiple stand-alone multiplexers and use a load-balancer to distribute client connections among them.
Parent topic: Planning a Community Server installation