Installing Kerio Connect Multi-Server
This information relates to Kerio Connect Multi-Server 9.
Kerio Connect Multi-Server is available as a VMware virtual appliance with 64-bit Debian Linux.
Please follow the guide, Downloading Kerio Connect Multi-server, to download the Kerio Connect Multi-server.
The installation file is the same for all server roles. However, you must install the individual servers in the specified order:
|Installation Order||Server Name||Description|
Puppet master is responsible for configuring all other servers in Kerio Connect Multi-Server and server upgrades.
The puppet master also contains a Syslog server which stores all logs from the Kerio Connect servers.
|2||Directory server||The directory server (OpenLDAP) is the central storage location for user and group information in the multi-server deployment. All back-end servers are connected to this directory.|
Back-end servers represent individual installations of Kerio Connect.
These servers work as home servers for individual users and store users' mailboxes.
You can install two or more back-end servers, and you can install them now or at any later time.
|4||Front-end server||The front-end server is a proxy server that routes connections to individual back-end servers with user accounts and hosts a session server.|
|5||Instant messaging server||(Optional). The instant messaging server also has Kerio Connect installed. All XMPPExtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol is a protocol used for real-time communication (chat). communication is routed directly to this server.|
|6||Zabbix monitoring server||(Optional). Zabbix monitors all servers in Kerio Connect Multi-Server. For more information refer to Monitoring Kerio Connect Multi-Server with the Zabbix server.|
If you are upgrading from a current installation of Kerio Connect, read Migrating from current installations to Kerio Connect Multi-Server before you start the installation.
Use these links to understand the Kerio Connect Multi-Server installation and configuration process: