Documentation for Confluence 5.4.
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Request for interest

Hi there,

Great to see your interest in Confluence Clustered!

We are currently working on a completely new version of our clustered offering that provides greater scalability as well as High Availability.

If you are interested in joining our closed beta program for the new offering, please, send an email to with the subject: Confluence Clustered and I will get back to you ASAP.


Kelvin Yap
Enterprise Advocate

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.

Consider your options carefully before deciding on a clustered installation


While we have tried to make clustering Confluence as easy and administrator-friendly as possible, it is a major architectural change and requires extra planning for deployment and upgrades. Please consider the information on the Cluster Checklist and then consult Atlassian support before making your final decision.

This page gives an overview and links to further pages with information on installing, configuring and administering a Confluence cluster.

(warning) The information on this page does not apply to Confluence OnDemand.

Before Deciding to Run a Confluence Cluster

  1. Read and consider the details on the Cluster Checklist.
  2. Consider the difference between clustering for scalability and clustering for high availability (HA).
  3. Contact Atlassian support for further information and advice.

Technical Overview

Read a technical overview of clustering in Confluence.

Server and Network Requirements

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.

Configuration and Administration



Operating Large or Mission-Critical Confluence Installations
Performance Tuning
Requesting Performance Support
Confluence Administrator's Guide
Configuring Confluence