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[Architecture]

OpenSimulator is a scalable platform which offers operators a number of configurations, called Architectures in the configuration files.

Standalone

A closed region simulator running one or more regions in a single simulator program, which is not coordinating with other simulators through grid services.

Hypergrid services are not enabled and hypergrid visitors cannot connect to regions in this simulator.

Standalone Hypergrid

An open region simulator running one or more regions inside a single simulator program, which is not coordinating with other simulators through grid services.

Hypergrid services are enabled and hypergrid visitors can connect to regions in this simulator.

Grid

A closed grid configuration using OpenSimulator Robust C#/Mono server/services to coordinate services between regions in the grid, and offload services from the region simulators.

Hypergrid services are not enabled and hypergrid visitors cannot connect to this grid.

GridHypergrid

An open grid configuration using OpenSimulator Robust C#/Mono server/services to coordinate services between regions in the grid, and offload services from the region simulators.

Hypergrid services are enabled and hypergrid visitors are able to connect to this grid.

SimianGrid

A closed grid configuration using SimianGrid Apache/PHP server/services to coordinate services between regions in the grid, and offload services from the region simulators.

Hypergrid visitors cannot connect to this grid.

HyperSimianGrid

An open grid configuration using SimianGrid Apache/PHP server/services to coordinate services between regions in the grid, and offload services from the region simulators.

Hypergrid visitors are able to connect to this grid.

OpenSim.ini.example

[Architecture]
    ;# {Include-Architecture} {} {Choose one of the following architectures} {config-include/Standalone.ini config-include/StandaloneHypergrid.ini config-include/Grid.ini config-include/GridHypergrid.ini config-include/SimianGrid.ini config-include/HyperSimianGrid.ini} config-include/Standalone.ini
    ;; Uncomment one of the following includes as required.  For instance, to create a standalone OpenSim,
    ;; uncomment Include-Architecture = "config-include/Standalone.ini"
    ;; 
    ;; Then you will need to copy and edit the corresponding *Common.example file in config-include/
    ;; that the referenced .ini file goes on to include.
    ;;
    ;; For instance, if you chose "config-include/Standalone.ini" then you will need to copy 
    ;; "config-include/StandaloneCommon.ini.example" to "config-include/StandaloneCommon.ini" before
    ;; editing it to set the database and backend services that OpenSim will use.
    ;;
    ; Include-Architecture = "config-include/Standalone.ini"
    ; Include-Architecture = "config-include/StandaloneHypergrid.ini"
    ; Include-Architecture = "config-include/Grid.ini"
    ; Include-Architecture = "config-include/GridHypergrid.ini"
    ; Include-Architecture = "config-include/SimianGrid.ini"
    ; Include-Architecture = "config-include/HyperSimianGrid.ini"
    

See Also

Simulators

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