Scale out relay servers

This plugins allows Rudder infrastructure to use "relay servers". Relay servers are special nodes which are part of Rudder policy distribution and report gathering. They allows to spread load or hop between networks.

Relay compatibility

Starting Rudder 6.0 relays are now supporting multiple reporting modes. The following tables report the compatibility between agent/relay/server and the different reporting modes:

Table 1. Agent 5.0
Reporting mode Relay 5.0 Relay 6.0 Server 5.0 Server 6.0

HTTPS

HTTPS + SYSLOG

SYSLOG

SYSLOG

SYSLOG

SYSLOG

SYSLOG Only

SYSLOG

SYSLOG

SYSLOG

SYSLOG

Table 2. Agent 6.0
Reporting mode Relay 5.0 Relay 6.0 Server 5.0 Server 6.0

HTTPS

HTTPS

HTTPS

HTTPS + SYSLOG

SYSLOG

HTTPS

SYSLOG

HTTP

SYSLOG Only

SYSLOG

SYSLOG

SYSLOG

SYSLOG

WARNING: A 6.0 node managed by a 5.0 relay will not be able to report except if the global reporting mode is forced to SYSLOG Only.

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