Oct 29, 2012

Configuring the Adobe CQ Dispatcher

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve created content that addresses several top questions related to the Adobe CQ Dispatcher. This is in response to questions we’ve heard from you, our community. I encourage you to give a read and also check out the more in-depth documentation I link to further below.

What is the Dispatcher

The Dispatcher is the Adobe caching and/or load balancing tool that helps realize a fast and dynamic Web authoring environment. For caching, the Dispatcher works as part of an HTTP server, such as Apache, with the aim of storing (or caching) as much of the static website content as possible and accessing the website's layout engine as infrequently as possible. In a load balancing role, the Dispatcher distributes user requests (load) across different clustered Adobe CQ instances (renders).

The graphic below gives an overview of the steps involved in configuring the Dispatcher:


Click here to see a larger version of the graphic.

New user assistance content

·         To understand Dispatcher concepts and configuration, refer to this FAQ. Wherever necessary, the FAQ leads you to the relevant documentation and knowledgebase articles.

·         If you’re facing issues while flushing the Dispatcher cache, read this brand new troubleshooting article.

Have an unanswered question?

We intend to make these documents living, evolving bodies of content. Therefore, if you have a Dispatcher-related question that is not addressed in the FAQ, please feel free to post it as a comment.

Happy reading!

Samartha Vashishtha

Content and Community Lead