® Community Server contains an integrated multiplexer ("mux") component that handles and maintains connections from Sametime
clients to the Community Server. You can also choose to install a stand-alone multiplexer and connect it to the Community Server. The Community Server multiplexer machine dedicates its system resources to handling client connections but does not perform other Community Server processing. Distributing the Community Server workload between multiple servers in this way enables the Community Server to handle a larger number of connections for users and to function more efficiently.
For a Sametime
Community Server cluster, you can deploy one or more stand-alone Community Server multiplexers. The stand-alone multiplexer maintains a single IP connection to each Community Server in the cluster. To distribute connections among the multiplexers, you can also set up a load-balancing mechanism such as IBM
You can also deploy a multiplexer for a single Sametime
Community Server. The Community Server multiplexer maintains a single IP connection to the Sametime
Parent topic: Sametime Community Server
Deploying a stand-alone Community Server Mux