Yes, what you have just described is a sweet spot for Zookeeper.
Based on your description, you want one of the servers as the leader and
while having the others waiting. Take a look at "Leader Election Recipe"
in ZK Tutorials for how to implement this. If the leader goes offline then
the other machines use ZK to run the election procedure and elect a new
leader to serve requests. Of course, you will also need a "router" service
that also listens to ZK so that it can redirect the requests to the right
On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 2:02 PM, Saurabh Dutta <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I've a a simple tcp service which will listen on a port for incoming
> requests from client. I'd like to have this same service run on multiple
> servers in a failsafe manner.
> There will be a client which will initially write to server1 and if it goes
> down i want the requests to be directed to server2.
> I'm tyring to write a a zookeeper coordinator which will keep my services
> up and if one service goes down i want the other service to take over and
> replace it.
> Please help me to explore if this can be done through zookeeper and if yes
> how this can be achieved.