agpt agpt - 3 months ago 16
Java Question

what is zookeeper port and its usage?

I am quite new for zookeeper port through which I am coming across from past few days.

I introduced with zookeeper port keyword at two occasion:


  • while configuring neo4j db cluster (link) and

  • while running compiled voltdb catalog (link) (See Network Configuration Arguments)



Then, I came across Apache Zookeeper, (which I guess is related to distributed application, I am a newbie in distributed application as well). hence question came in my mind:


  1. is there any implementation of apache zookeeper in above 2 scenarios ?

  2. What exactly this zookeeper port do internally ?



Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.

Answer

Zookeeper is used in distributed applications mainly for configuration management and high availability operations. Zookeeper does this by a Master-Slave architecture. Neo4j and VoltDb might be using zookeeper for this purpose

Coming to the ports understanding : suppose u have 3 servers for zookeepers ... You need to mention in configuration as

clientPort=2181
server.1=zookeeper1:2888:3888
server.2=zookeeper2:2888:3888
server.3=zookeeper3:2888:3888

Out of these one server will be the master and rest all will be slaves.If any server goes OFF then zookeeper elects leader automatically .

Servers listen on three ports: 2181 for client connections; 2888 for follower connections, if they are the leader; and 3888 for other server connections during the leader election phase .