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Chapter 4. Fuse Fabric Terms

Definitions

agent
clustered service
A service that can be discovered via Fuse Fabric and has master/slave support.
ensemble
Fuse Application Bundle, FAB
A bundle that uses a POM file to specify its dependencies.
Fuse Fabric
An open source project that provides a distributed runtime registry that provides configuration, deployment, and discovery services to a collection of distributed containers.
See also: fabric
Fabric Agent
The service running inside a Fabric Container that is responsible for configuring and provisioning the container according to the profiles assigned to the container . It is also responsible for updating the registry with runtime information about the services in container.
fabric
A group of containers that are connected to a common Fabric Ensemble. The ensemble makes it possible for all of the containers to share runtime information about the services deployed in each container and allows them to share common configuration profiles.
Fabric Container
An Apache Karaf-based container that is managed by a Fabric Agent.
See also: Fabric Agent
Fabric Registry
A ZooKeeper-based distributed registry that stores runtime and configuration information about the services in a fabric.
Fabric Server
A server that, as part of a Fabric Ensemble, provides a number of services that bind a fabric. These services include the Fabric Registry, dynamic load balancing, and location transparency.
See also: Fabric Registry
Fabric Ensemble
A group of one or more Fabric Servers that provide a number of services that bind a fabric. These services include the Fabric Registry, dynamic load balancing, and location transparency.
managed container
non-managed container
An Apache Karaf-based container that is registered with a fabric, but is not managed by a Fabric Agent.
profile
A set of data that defines runtime artifacts and configuration settings for provisioning a Fabric Container.
registry
standalone container
A container that is not part of a fabric and does not have a Fabric Agent installed.
standalone broker
version
A collection of configuration profiles in a Fabric Registry.
See also: profile