Installing the distributed front end server#

Starting in UrbanCode 7.0.3, you can install a distributed front end server. The front end server supports high availability and fault tolerance to ensure success of your application delivery process.

You must have a standard UrbanCode Deploy server installed.

The below image is the recommended approach for managing large volumes of traffic coming through your instances. End-user HTTP traffic can be routed through a load balancer, that can then be handed out to the Distributed Front End Servers. If the front end server cannot directly service the request, it will make a request to the backend load balancer to handle. The URL the front end server will proxy to is based on the Agent External URL configured on System Settings page.

Distributed front end server communication

A front end server will not participate in agent communication, workflows, emails, notification services, or cleanup. When connected to a front end server you can still do everything that you would be able to do on a normal UrbanCode Deploy server. Requests for services that are not available on a front end server will proxy a request to the backend.

  1. Specify the -frontend flag when running the installer. Add Run the installation file with the command install-server.bat on Windows or the command ./ on Linux.

Note: The front end server must have the same shared filesystem as the High-Availability setup.

For more information, see Setting up clusters of servers.

Parent topic: Installing the server