It is possible to run Confluence in a clustered environment instead of on a single server. This means that you can run multiple copies of Confluence in a cluster, so that clients (such as a browser) can connect to any copy and see the same information.
This page gives an overview and links to further pages with information on installing, configuring and administering a Confluence cluster.
Before Deciding to Run a Confluence Cluster
- Read and consider the details on the Cluster Checklist.
- Consider the difference between clustering for scalability and clustering for high availability (HA).
- Contact Atlassian support for further information and advice.
Read a technical overview of clustering in Confluence.
Server and Network Requirements
- Server hardware requirements
- Technical overview of Confluence clustering
- Diagram of recommended network topology
Installation and Upgrading
There are two methods of installing Confluence in a cluster, depending on whether you have existing data:
If you are upgrading an existing Confluence cluster to a new version of Confluence, refer to the cluster upgrade guide.