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Large Cluster for Production Servers

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by foz, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. foz

    foz Registered

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    We currently operate with Parallels Plesk and after version 10 we are seriously considering moving to a new platform for all future production servers (as well as migrate existing servers).

    Our main requirements are:
    Specify External Mail Server(s)
    Specify External MySQL Server(s)
    Single Control Panel for Multiple Servers

    We currently have around 2000 domains + hosting, on both Linux and Windows we are looking to consolidate into the new system as well as around 1000 domains + hosting on custom control panels. note: the windows hosting is extremely simple, all plain html.

    We are considering using vmWare or KVM, with a number of servers totalling around 50GB RAM on a LeftHand San, expandability is essential so adding more hardware and that being utilised by cPanel with limited configuration is required.
  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    You can have remote MySQL on cPanel machines, so you can set this up to remotely connect to an offserver MySQL machine.

    For email, this option does not exist, but you can always setup either Remote Mail Exchanger or Backup Mail Exchanger to have mails routed to the off server machine first. If you use a backup mail exchanger, cPanel would hold emails in queue for accounts as the secondary MX if the primary off server MX went down. The configuration for creating email accounts on the secondary machine would need to be done either manually or automated via scripts, since cPanel does not have the option for creation of email on a remote machine from the primary machine (unlike MySQL where this does happen for the remote MySQL option).

    Additionally, if you wish to serve the DNS zones on another machine, cPanel supports a DNS only setup for having nameservers separated and the zones from the main cPanel webserver machine.
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