Configuring Gateways for Table and Stream Replication

Configuring gateways involves installing the mapr-gateway package on nodes in a MapR destination cluster and then configuring the MapR source cluster to communicate with the destination cluster. The Mapr source cluster is configured by specifying the destination cluster's CLDB node and gateway nodes.

Although it is possible to use a single gateway, the recommended practice is to configure at least two (2), so that replication can continue if a gateway fails. MapR source clusters distribute requests among the gateways in a round-robin fashion. See Gateways for Replicating MapR-DB Tables, Table Replication, and Configuring MapR Clusters for Replication between Streams for more information about replication.

Note: If you are configuring an independent node for replicating MapR-DB binary tables to Elasticsearch indexes, see Configuring a MapR Gateway on an Independent Node for Elasticsearch Indexing. These instructions assume that the gateway node is on a MapR cluster.
  1. On the destination cluster, install the mapr-gateway package on each node where you want to run a gateway on. See Installing MapR Software.
    Note: On the gateway nodes in the destination cluster, when you run (or re-run) the script (in addition to your regular parameters) be sure to specify the -N parameter with the name of the cluster that the gateway belongs to. See for more information about usage, options, and examples.
  2. If you want to change the port that a gateway is using (by default, gateways use port 7660):
    1. On the node where the gateway is running, edit the /opt/mapr/conf/gateway.conf file, uncommenting the line #gateway.port=7660 and changing the port number.
    2. After saving the file, restart the gateway by running this command: maprcli node services -name gateway -action restart
  3. On the source cluster, specify the destination cluster's name and gateway nodes by using one of the following methods. See Managing Gateways for more information about using these methods.
    • Running the maprcli cluster gateway set command.
      maprcli cluster gateway set -dstcluster <cluster name> -gateways "<space-delimited list of gateways>"
    • Adding a DNS record to your DNS server's zone file for your domain.