Automatic configuration of multiple links between brokers
Original Publication Date: 2001-Nov-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
A method is disclosed which allows configuration of links between two servers over multiple protocols, while only having to configure the servers with connection information for a single protocol. In a system which consists of a number of connected servers, which have multiple connections over multiple transports, administration of the multiple links is time consuming and error-prone. Given a single correctly-configured link between the servers, additional links may be configured automatically by the servers themselves using a negotiation protocol. For example suppose that a pair of servers may communicate over TCP/IP sockets and via IBM MQSeries* queues. If the administrator configures the MQSeries queues, then the servers may exchange MQSeries messages to negotiate the details of the TCP/IP connection (hostname/port number), which can then be established between the servers.