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16.4.1. Service Architectures

The clustering topography defined by the HAPartition MBean on each node is of great importance to system administrators. But for most application developers, you are probably more concerned about the cluster architecture from a client application's point of view. Two basic clustering architectures are used with JBoss AS: client-side interceptors (a.k.a smart proxies or stubs) and external load balancers. Which architecture your application will use will depend on what type of client you have.