Consumer session balancing

Last updated 5 months ago

Sometimes consumers get overwhelmed by the number of messages they receive. VerneMQ can loadbalance between multiple consumer instances subscribed to the same topic with the same ClientId.

Enabling Session Balancing

To enable session balancing, activate the following two settings in vernemq.conf

allow_multiple_sessions = on
queue_deliver_mode = balance

Currently those settings will activate consumer session balancing globally on the respective node. Restricting balancing to specific consumers only, will require a plugin. Note that you cannot balance consumers spread over different cluster nodes.