Thanks for that Dave. If I do not configure it as an observer just a normal member, what will the last even node to join do?
1. Will it participate as a voter on startup? (I'm assuming not, just read only) 2. If one of the voter nodes 1 through 3 dies, does it become a voter? todd SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER todd nine| spidertracks ltd | 117a the square po box 5203 | palmerston north 4441 | new zealand P: +64 6 353 3395 | M: +64 210 255 8576 E: t...@spidertracks.co.nz W: www.spidertracks.com On Wed, 2010-08-25 at 17:57 -0400, Dave Wright wrote: > > > > 1. When the 4th ZK node joins the cluster, does it take on the observer > > role since a quorum cannot be reached with the new node? Can I still > > connect my clients to it and create/remove nodes and receive events? > > No, it joins as a normal member unless you've configured it as an > observer. Note that with 4 nodes you now need 3 running to get a > majority, which is why even numbers aren't recommended. > > > > > > > 2. In the event 1 of the 3 voting nodes fails, will this 4th node become > > a voting member of the ensemble? > > If configured as an observer it remains an observer. > > > > > 3. When a new node comes online, it may have a different ip than the > > previous node. Do I need to update all node configurations and perform > > a rolling restart, or will simply connecting the new node to the > > existing ensemble make all nodes aware it is running? > > Unfortunately ZK doesn't have any kind of dynamic configuration like > that currently. You need to update all the config files and restart > the ensemble. > > -Dave Wright