A multiple-server installation consists in installing Antidot Finder Suite (AFS) on several servers in order to distribute the load and/or to provide redundancy for some critical components more efficiently.
From a logical standpoint, Antidot Suite is composed of the following:
- AIF - data-processing and indexing: composed of the following modules: crawlers (access to data), indexers (document analysis), data managers, and metadata.
- AFS - reply: composed of different software agents in charge of responding to the query manager (main module receiving queries).
- Back Office: in charge of recording queries for statistical, analysis, and audit purposes. The Back Office goes along with the Update Manager, a component that manages the deployment of AIF-generated indexes toward AFS responders.
The system composed of indexing modules and the Back Office is called Back-End AFS.
The system composed of response agents and RMS is called Front-End AFS.
The platform can host the AIF, AFS, and Back Office environments on as many servers as needed.
To ease the installation, it is recommended to prepare an addressing scheme according to the following template:
The following picture shows an example of architecture for an installation on multiple servers: