I am new to 8.3 (7.2.1 background) and have a question on nodetypes. The install documentation (Tomcat/Oracle) indicates the following:
Set the node type with the JVM argument: -DNodeType=<node type>.
To support queue processing, Pega Platform requires at least one stream node (node type Universal
or Stream). In a single node cluster, set the node type to Universal, otherwise set the node type to
Stream; for example, -DNodeType=Stream.
We are creating four jvms on four servers (one jvm per server). Will setting the nodetype to Stream on one of those jvms limit that jvm to just stream processing? Will it still handle user interaction, etc.?
Thanks for the information. We have F5 loadbalancers in front of webservers/app servers. Can you help me understand how user traffic would not get to the stream node? Would we need to remove it from the apache rotation or does Pega somehow handle this behind the scene?