These are all really questions for FMI. Please call and speak with a sales manager at FileMaker. Getting 500 hundred connections would require a call to FileMaker anyway. I am sure they would be happy to license you 500 connections.
- I believe only WebDirect clients are routed to the worker machines.
- That is really a question for FMI or anyone who has actually over 100 FLT connections, but likely not a good idea if that is the way it works.
- For WebDirect, Yes.
- FMS16 load balances the Wed Direct clients across the master and workers. You cannot control how many go where.
- This is not recommend as FMS handles the routing from the master IP address. I read somewhere that directing clients to the worker machines directly causes some usability problems.
Im my experience FileMaker is very critical of anyone licensing over 100 connections. I once asked about the possibility a 250 connection license when the limit was 100 and it became an interesting conversation.
There is also only a public SKU for up to 100 connections.
FLT 100 Connections approx. $8,800/yr. At 5x the money I hope it is a profitable vertical solution you are working with.