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RonnieDayRonnieDay Member Ronnie DayOrganization: RBCCMProject: FIC Pricing

Is there a way to specify the start up order of services in an icegrid? I know I can do it using the LoadOrder property of an icebox but all of my services are running in an icegrid.

Would it be worth switching them to an icebox? what would i gain other than the loadorder?



  • bernardbernard Jupiter, FLAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Bernard NormierOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: Ice ZeroC Staff
    Hi Ronnie,

    IceGrid does not provide a "start order" property. Are you servers configured to start on-demand, or always?

    With on-demand, a server can call the server(s) it depends on when starting up.

    If you use IceBox to host a number of services, IceBox would start all these services when it starts, and you have control over the service load order.

    Using IceBox would reduce the number of processes on your computer (IceBox is one process hosting a number of services). Another advantage of IceBox is reconfiguration - you can fairly easily switch from a deployment with 1 IceBox hosting 10 services on one host to a deployment with 10 IceBox on 10 hosts each hosting 1 service.

    All the best,
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