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easy-cluster, so named after easy rider and node's cluster module, is a painless, simple, easy going daemon to manage multiple node.js clusters. It exposes an interface via REST that is rock solid and stable. The way you want your deployments in production to be.


npm install -g easy-cluster


Once you've installed the package, start the daemon by running ecluster from a tty.

Clusters are managed via a REST API, so starting the daemon is the initial step needed before moving forward.

API Overview

This is the REST API understood by the daemon.

Property names enclosed in [] are considered optional for POST operations. Property names enclosed in {} are ignored for POST operations.


Prints everything daemon related.

  • clusters - An array of clusters.
  • GET / - Retrieves all data managed by the daemon.


Allows you to manage clusters in the daemon. Each cluster starts a new master process that forks workers. The process of loading, reloading, and responding to the death of workers is governed by a strategy. The default strategy is "simple".

  • {id} - The id of the cluster. Every cluster has this. Ids are numerical.
  • pid - The pid of the master process.
  • [name] - This is the name of the cluster. Names are not shared between clusters, so they act as a friendly id.
  • [strategy] - The strategy the cluster uses to manage workers. By default the value is simple. These are valid strategies:
    • simple - Workers are killed immediately without notice on any update. When a worker dies, a new one is immediately created.
  • workerPath - This is an absolute path to a worker file. The cluster will use this when forking workers.
  • DELETE /clusters/:id - Deletes a cluster.
  • GET /clusters - Retrieves all clusters currently loaded.
  • GET /clusters/:id - Retrieves a cluster by id.
  • GET /clusters?name=name - Retrieves a cluster by name.
  • POST /clusters - Creates a cluster.
  • PUT /clusters/:id - Updates a cluster.


npm i easy-cluster

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