Warning! Please be aware that this feature is no longer supported. The following information is provided for historical purposes.
Active development of Kerio Connect Multi-Server was discontinued in legacy release v9.2.8. No further standalone VMware packages have been generated and there are no plans to redistribute these Virtual Appliance packages at this time. No support will be provided for issues arising from its continued use.
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This article describes the installation procedure for Kerio Connect Multi-Server. Kerio Connect Multi-Server is available as a VMware virtual appliance with 64-bit Debian Linux. You can download using this link.
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|
|1||Puppet master||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.|
|3||Back-end servers||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 XMPP communication is routed directly to this server.|
|6||Zabbix monitoring server||(Optional). Zabbix monitors all servers in Kerio ConnectMulti-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: