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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 8, 2022

Enable connection pooling for remote nodes when using CDPLEX

We use the PARSESS ADJACENT.NODE statement to limit parallel sessions from the local node to a remote node based on capacity as agreed with the partner node. When updating our environment to use CDPLEX with multiple server regions, this parameter is now independently managed by each local server. In order to maintain the same total parallel sessions to remote nodes when adding a second transfer region, we've had to reduce the PARSESS value by 50% to avoid potentially overwhelming a partner node. This works when both server regions are available, but when one region is down for reboot or any other reason, our capacity to remote hosts is reduced by half.


A better solution would be to have this value be shared amongst participating servers in an CD PLEX such that the PARSESS value is pooled and defines the sum total of sessions that can be running at any given time amongst all server tasks to a given SNODE.

What is your industry? Financial Markets
How will this idea be used?

Will be used to better use our available capacity during work windows where not all of our server tasks are up and processing workload

  • Guest
    Dec 16, 2022

    Chris,

    Are there any other ideas on the table to solve this problem? This is a real challenge for us in that we carefully negotiate parallel session values with our busiest partners such that we do not overwhelm one another during peak usage. Having to split that value by the number of servers we are running is much less than ideal. We are planning to expand the number of servers we are running and are now having to further subdivide or renegotiate this value. It would be much more preferable to handle this at the node/plex level and not at the individual server level.


    Thanks,
    Matt

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Dec 16, 2022

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it thoroughly with my team. Unfortunately we won't be able to accept this request. This is due to the complexity of the request and potential to introduce complex defects that could impact our broader user base. With that said, we do expect that PLEX failover capabilities should really be able to rapidly recover if a node in the PLEX goes down. If you are not seeing this I would encourage you to open a case with our support team to seek guidance on configuration.


    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Product Manager