CirrAS is a set of appliances.
This appliance is used to load balance incoming requests and route them to back-end appliances. Gossip Router is used as a mediator for JBoss AS instances in to form a cluster. It could be done via multicast without having one more service, but unfortunately in many cloud environments multicast is disabled.
- JBoss Application Server
- RHQ agent
Every back-end appliance has a JBoss AS preinstalled. Currently we're using JBoss AS 6.
- Management servic
- RHQ Server
- PostgreSQL server
Management appliance has a management service responsible for injecting appropriate IP addresses to nodes. It is the heart of CirrAS.
Also a RHQ server is installed. This is a fully standalone version with PostgreSQL database. It is fully preconfigured and ready to use. After management appliance is started RHQ is being deployed – this takes about minute. You can reach your RHQ console after that on:
The default username/password is: rhqadmin/rhqadmin.
After RHQ is deployed a RHQ agent is being preconfigured. Every node in the cluster will download that preconfigured agent, install it, and run. After a RHQ agent is running it register whole node in the RHQ console so you don't have to manually add new nodes to RHQ, just check Auto-discovery Queue in RHQ. Every Apache HTTPD Server and JBoss AS found in Auto-discovery will be added automatically to inventory – you don't need to add it manually.