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Load-Balanced FileMaker Cloud with WebDirect

Question asked by heidiporter on Feb 12, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 14, 2018 by bigtom
Product and version: Feb 10th FMCloud 16 - 5 users - 2 instances

 

Browser and version (for WebDirect only): - Safari and Chrome

 

I’ve been doing some experiments to get around the 100 user limit on FM Cloud:

 

I set up 2 FileMaker Cloud instances on an AWS elastic load balancer. I have 2 different setups, which work “sometimes":

* 1 classic load balancer over TCP with 2 FMCloud targets that have the starter solution Inventory uploaded and hosted.

* 1 network load balancer over TCP with the same 2 FMCloud targets that have the starter solution Inventory uploaded and hosted.

 

I have 2 issues:

1. When I connect to the load balancer:

* sometimes it works and I am routed to one of my 2 FMCloud databases

* sometimes it times out

* sometimes I get the bright red notice that Connection has been lost, Save data. See attached screen shots.

* In Chrome, when in the database and clicking around in Inventory.fmp12, it loses CSS and presents unformatted text.

 

2. The network load balancer works but does not support https, so I eventually want to use the classic or application load balancer.

I have 2 more setups which do not work:

* 1 classic load balancer over http

* 1 application load balancer over http

 

Since I have not been able to get http to work with the classic or application load balancer, I have not even tried https and all the requisite certificate wrangling with Amazon and FM Cloud.

 

Due to #1, I’m not sure that I can recommend this load-balanced FileMaker Cloud setup. Has anyone else tried this? Any thoughts?

 

At this point, I want to recommend FM Server on Windows on AWS with 2 to 5 worker machines.

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