Webinar On-Demand

Interactive Demo: Akka Cluster Nodes Under Attack, Visualized

Hugh McKee, Solutions Architect and Developer Advocate, Lightbend

About the webinar

Distributed applications running on clusters can come under attack at any time, for many reasons. What do you do when this happens? How can you safely run clusters of networked computers where nodes fail regularly?

In this hands-on session with Hugh McKee, you’ll be able to participate in a live demonstration of Akka Cluster using Lightbend Split Brain Resolver (SBR). Featuring a demo project that you can download, build, and run, you’ll be able to follow along as we experiment with failures. Specifically, we’ll cover:

  • Intro and set up (10 min) - A brief walk through Akka Cluster and the browser dashboard. You can get set up in advance by installing the project early to then interact with the dashboard during the live session. The only prerequisites are Git, Maven, and Java 8+.
  • Cluster under attack (10-15 min) - We’ll demo how SBR handles node failures and network partitions to keep your application cluster as healthy as it can be so that services can restart safely when Kubernetes restarts pods
  • Feedback from the audience and Q/A (10 min) - Here you get to provide suggestions for cluster manipulation, test different scenarios, and ask questions to Hugh about Akka Cluster and SBR.