Configure the database virtual IP (VIP) as appropriate for your system configuration in accordance with VMware guidelines.

About this task

The appropriate virtual IP for your system depends upon numerous factors, including whether or not it uses a load balancer. Most distributed production systems use a load balancer.

The active node in the network load balancer should be the master node with the writeable database.

Procedure

  1. Review your system configuration and choose an appropriate virtual IP (VIP configuration.

    Consult the VMware Knowledge Base for information about choosing a VIP configuration.

  2. Configure the database virtual IP (VIP) as appropriate for your system configuration.

    When configuring the VIP, observe the following.

    • Port 5432 must be balanced.

    • Only the current master node can be active in the load balancer.