Setting Up Multi-Server Environments

There are many possible configurations you can implement to support high availability. What determines the type of configuration you choose is based on three parameters:

  1. Redundancy: Which components require redundancy?
  2. Concurrency: How many users do you need to support?
  3. Resources: How many servers can you add and maintain to your configuration?

Regardless of the type of configuration you choose, the minimum amount of servers you need to support a high availability environment is three, a build node and two query nodes. At least one of the query nodes should also be an application node. With a multi-server environment, you can increase the reliability of your configuration further by adding additional query and build nodes, and an application node. Sisense multi-server environments typically contain at least one of each of the following node types: 

Prerequisite: Install Sisense on at least three different servers, and choose one of them to be your initial node. The initial node can be any of your nodes, but Sisense recommends you choose your build node. The configuration of this node will be shared with your other nodes across your high availability configuration.

To simplify the process of setting up a multi-server environment, Sisense provide a Multi-Server Deployment Wizard that automates most of the setup process for you.

The steps below describe how to install the Multi-Server Deployment Wizard and run it when configuring a multi-server environment in Sisense.

Note: If you do not have Sisense installed on the remote machines, the Deployment Wizard will install Sisense for you once the Download Agent has been installed on the remote machine.