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Data Federator XI 3.1 - best practices

We are planning of rolling out a data federator setup in our company and I'm looking for some best practices.

The major question I have is, do we install the data federator server components on a dedicated server or can/should we install the components on one of the machines of our BOE r3 cluster (4 nodes -> 2 mgmt and 2 processing)

Is there any document that contains a summary of the best practices for setting up a data federator environment.

Kind regards


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    Nov 10, 2010 at 06:39 PM

    Did you read the document "xi3_sp2_datafederator_userguide_en.pdf" that is delivered with the installation of this product? There is a specific section for such a topic (see chapter 19, About deploying Data Federator servers, page 661 of this document).

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    • Hello,

      the advice is to have a specific machine for the DF server.

      DF can become memory and CPU intensive for large queries so a dedicated machine allows to improve DF performances and avoid negative impacts on other services (e.g.BOE).

      A lot of calculation and temporary storage is done in memory so the advice is to add as much RAM as needed for large queries. If the RAM is not large enough you will have disk swap and hence you'll notice a lower performance.

      Hope that it helps