Installing a Scalable, Fault-Tolerant FME Flow

Before installing FME Flow for fault tolerance, make sure you have:

To perform an installation for fault tolerance:

  1. Obtain the Installer
  2. Install FME Flow on All Servers you have allocated for your fault-tolerant architecture.
  3. Configure the FME Flow Database on your database server.
    Note  Optionally, you can install the PostgreSQL database that is included with the FME Flow installer , instead of configuring the FME Flow Database on your own database server. Be aware the default database is not configured for redundancy.
  4. Set Up the Load Balancer and Configure with FME Flow to route traffic between each FME Flow instance you installed.
  5. Start the FME Flow system services. Following a fault-tolerant installation, the FME Flow system services do not start automatically. You must manually start them.
  6. Log on to the Web User Interface and update the password for the admin user account (recommended).
  7. Request and Install a License on all FME Flow installations.
    Note  Specify the same serial number in all licensing requests.
  8. Test the Installation.

What's Next?

Optimize: You can scale-up your system by:

  • Increasing the number of FME Engines that run on machines that are part of your FME Flow deployment.
  • Adding or accessing FME Engines on additional machines.
  • For more information, see Planning for Scalability and Performance.