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Object spawner to start workspace server on another machine

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Object spawner to start workspace server on another machine

Hi,

I want to use object spawner (on machine A) to start workspace server sessions on other machines (machine B, C etc.) based on work load on other machines.

I do not want to have any workspace servers on machine A.

Is this possible?

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Re: Object spawner to start workspace server on another machine

You need an object spawner on every machine which hosts a workspace server (or stored process server or pooled workspace server).  That means machines B and C will need one.  You'll use load balancing in order to distribute requests from a parent object spawner to a child object spawner.  There's a description of this in the Application Server Administration Guide at:

http://supportprod.unx.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/biasag/62612/HTML/default/viewer.htm#n07001intel...

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Re: Object spawner to start workspace server on another machine

Thanks for the reply Mark.

Yes, I understand machine B & C need an object spawner too. Can we limit the object spawner(on machine A) to not start any workspace server sessions on machine A & always distribute workload to machine B, C etc?

SAS Employee
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Re: Object spawner to start workspace server on another machine

If you're using the cost algorithm for load balancing, I believe you could set the maximum cost on machine A to 0, which should effectively eliminate it from consideration in launching workspace servers.  See:

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/biasag/62612/HTML/default/viewer.htm#n07031intelplatform...

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Re: Object spawner to start workspace server on another machine

Yes. From my understanding If there is no workspace server defined to machine A then it would not start one. The object spawner would only communicate with the object spawner on Machine B or C.

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