Planning for Fault Tolerance
The fault tolerant architecture is comprised of redundant FME Servers spread across separate servers.
A third-party load balancer is required, which directs incoming traffic to one of the redundant web components.
Organizations are expected to maintain the FME Server Database and FME Server System Share (a file system for hosting Repositories and Resources) on their own fault-tolerant servers. This ensures the fault-tolerant FME Server has reliable access to workspaces, repositories, resources, and other items.
WARNING: We recommend installing all FME Servers on systems that are synchronized to the same time zone. If time zones differ across FME Servers, unexpected issues may arise, including:
Improper timing of FME Server Schedule triggers.
Inconsistent or misleading timestamps in log files (accessed from Resources).
Note: In a fault tolerant installation of FME Server, the Automations triggers UDP Message and Email - SMTP (and corresponding Notification Service UDP Publisher and SMTP Publisher) are not supported. To receive email messages, consider the Email - IMAP trigger instead.
To Install a Fault Tolerant System
Proceed to Installing a Scalable, Fault-Tolerant FME Server.