22.2.2. For clients running outside the Enterprise Application Platform
java.naming.provider.urlJNDI setting in the
jndi.propertiesfile. Each server node is identified by its IP address and the JNDI port number. The server nodes are separated by commas (see Section 22.3, “JBoss configuration” for how to configure the servers and ports).
java.naming.provider.urlis empty or if all servers it mentions are not reachable, the JNP client will try to discover a HA-JNDI server through a multicast call on the network (auto-discovery). See Section 22.3, “JBoss configuration” for how to configure auto-discovery on the JNDI server nodes. Through auto-discovery, the client might be able to get a valid HA-JNDI server node without any configuration. Of course, for auto-discovery to work, the network segment(s) between the client and the server cluster must be configured to propagate such multicast datagrams.
java.naming.provider.urlproperty, you can specify a set of other properties. The following list shows all clustering-related client side properties you can specify when creating a new
InitialContext. (All of the standard, non-clustering-related environment properties used with regular JNDI are also available.)
java.naming.provider.url: Provides a list of IP addresses and port numbers for HA-JNDI provider nodes in the cluster. The client tries those providers one by one and uses the first one that responds.
jnp.disableDiscovery: When set to
true, this property disables the automatic discovery feature. Default is
jnp.partitionName: In an environment where multiple HA-JNDI services bound to distinct clusters (a.k.a. partitions), are running, this property allows you to ensure that your client only accepts automatic-discovery responses from servers in the desired partition. If you do not use the automatic discovery feature (i.e. jnp.disableDiscovery is true), this property is not used. By default, this property is not set and the automatic discovery selects the first HA-JNDI server that responds, regardless of the cluster partition name.
jnp.discoveryTimeout: Determines how many milliseconds the context will wait for a response to its automatic discovery packet. Default is 5000 ms.
jnp.discoveryGroup: Determines which multicast group address is used for the automatic discovery. Default is 18.104.22.168. Must match the value of the AutoDiscoveryAddress configured on the server side HA-JNDI service. Note that the server side HA-JNDI service by default listens on the address specified via the
-uswitch, so if
-uis used on the server side (as is recommended), jnp.discoveryGroup will need to be configured on the client side.
jnp.discoveryPort: Determines which multicast port is used for the automatic discovery. Default is 1102. Must match the value of the AutoDiscoveryPort configured on the server side HA-JNDI service.
jnp.discoveryTTL: specifies the TTL (time-to-live) for autodiscovery IP multicast packets. This value represents the number of network hops a multicast packet can be allowed to propagate before networking equipment should drop the packet. Despite its name, it does not represent a unit of time.