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From Shi Lu <lush...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Dynamically configuring instances
Date Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:21:56 GMT
Hi Vinayak:

In this scenario, Helix admin command / API (see
http://helix.incubator.apache.org/Tutorial.html) can be used to add the
instance with the new generated name into the cluster, and then the
instance can start with the name. But doing this may require the idealstate
of the resource hosted in the helix cluster be re-calculated after the new
instance is added, unless the resource is in auto-rebalance mode.

Can you share some more details about your use case?

Thanks,
-Shi

On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Vinayak Borkar <vborky@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
>
> I am trying to use Helix in a system where the "instances" start up and
> listen on a free port that is not pre-configured before the application
> starts -- This is done so that the application does not rely on the
> availability of specific ports. As a result, the instance name (host, port)
> are not know upfront. However, Helix requires the instance be created in
> Helix before it connects. Any ideas to get out of this situation? Is there
> a way to tell Helix to create an instance on receiving a connection from an
> instance?
>
> Thanks,
> Vinayak
>

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