What is the Best Practice for LoRa Server Deployment?


#1

What is the Best Practice for LoRa Server Deployment? If we want to offer commercial services?


#2

It entirely depends on your use-case, number of gateways etc.

As far as I know, there isn’t a “best practice” document as yet, however given the modularity of the application, it’s relatively trivial to configure it as an n-tier application.

You’ll need to work out how to make the database, message queues, and lora-server-* components highly available/clustered, however this is simple to do if you’ve setup clustered environments in the past.

Do you have thoughts on how you might do this already?


#3

I have not thought of yet…but we can list down key inputs to design any server . For example -

  1. Network Server - How many messages going to handle in next 6month or 1 years
  2. Joining Server - How many devices supported by any specific instance
  3. App Server - How many messages it is going to handle in North and South bound etc…
    To avoid any botttle neck in future.

#4

ok, so assuming that you have experience of running a clustered setup for something else (webhosting or similar), then you’re going to want to have at least the following:

  • Loadbalancers for traffic between the outside world and the various components of the system
  • TLS certificates configure for the various public and private end-points
  • N+1 architecture for the components on the platform to ensure high-availability

and then all of the usual stuff around monitoring/backups/etc. that goes with running a platform such as this one.

The “capacity planning” that you’re talking about is definitely a key part of this, but I’d get a working, scalable test cluster in place first and then start to test it to see how well it scales.