If I am using the native load balancing feature and my client is connected to a node and that node goes down will the client try and reconnect to the cluster?
No , there is no session foreward in this cases. Your session will be terminated and you will have to reconnect.
When I do reconnect it will follow the same procedure as the original connection? That is it will go to the origianl machine and possibly redirect me to a different machine in the cluster? What I am trying to figure out is if I would be stuck trying to reconnect to the machine that went down.The background on this is that our vertiac cluster i currently being run behind a physical load balancer and I'm trying to determine if Native Load Balancing would make that redundant or if there are valid use cases for staying with the physical one.
When you are using native load balancing you setup a backup IP, those are the connections that Vertica will use if the node that is setup is not available.
This is a test