Architecture: Remote BlackBerry Collaboration Service

You can install the BlackBerry® Collaboration Service on a computer that is separate from the computer that hosts the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server. You can install the BlackBerry Collaboration Service on a remote computer to support multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances, configure high availability for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server but exclude the BlackBerry Collaboration Service, or create a BlackBerry Collaboration Service pool that can support multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances. For more information about configuring the BlackBerry Collaboration Service high availability, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Planning Guide.

The BlackBerry Collaboration Service uses a persistent socket connection for each instant messaging session. You can install the BlackBerry Collaboration Service on a remote computer to maximize the number of available sockets.

You can install only one type of BlackBerry Collaboration Service (for example, IBM® Lotus® Sametime®). Users can use only one type of collaboration client on their BlackBerry devices.

This diagram shows the components that are described in the following text.

Component

Description

BlackBerry Administration Service

The BlackBerry Administration Service permits you to manage the BlackBerry Collaboration Service and configure instant messaging features.

BlackBerry Collaboration Service

The BlackBerry Collaboration Service delivers messages between the instant messaging server, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and BlackBerry devices.

BlackBerry Configuration Database

The BlackBerry Configuration Database contains configuration data that the BlackBerry Collaboration Service uses.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server encrypts and compresses instant messaging data that BlackBerry devices receive, and decompresses and decrypts instant messaging data that BlackBerry devices send.

BlackBerry Router

The BlackBerry Router connects to the wireless network to send instant messaging data to and from BlackBerry devices.


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