For those interested in running multiple SFS2X instances on the same machine we have a short guide on how to setup each server correctly avoiding port conflicts.
In particular since SFS2X 2.14 we have switched from Jetty to Tomcat for the HTTP-related services and our previous article on the same topic no longer applies.
We have a new white paper available for download in our documentation website, called “SmartFoxServer 2X and Hazelcast integration“.
This is an advanced paper discussing how to integrate an in-memory data grid with multiple SmartFoxServer instances to create a fault tolerant system. The paper takes our classic Tris game example and explores ways of scaling it horizontally with multiple servers and a centralized data store.
Additionally we discuss ways to tackle the load balancing and how to restart interrupted games.
We highly recommend that you’re already familiar with how the Tris game example works and also with out previous paper, SmartFoxServer 2X Server Architecture.