A slave server is a server that is part of the GFI MailEssentials multi-server environment. Slave servers get the synchronized configuration settings from the master server and other peers in the multi-server network. Slave servers also send reporting and quarantine data to the designated Reporting and Quarantine host. A slave server may also be the Reporting and Quarantine host.
Note: All GFI MailEssentials machines in a multi-server environment must have their IP address listed in the Perimeter SMTP Server Settings. This ensures that emails processed by a GFI MailEssentials server are not reprocessed by another server.
- Locate and click the Multi-Server node on the GFI MailEssentials console of the computer to designate it as a slave server.
- Select Enable Multi-Install mode and choose Slave Server.
- Type in the Master Server URL and the GFI MailEssentials Administrator credentials:
Note: The username and password provided must exist in the Access Control List for all the GFI MailEssentials installations (including Slave Servers) that are part of the multi-server network. The password should not expire. It is recommended that this account is created solely for this purpose.
- Click Advanced and ensure that both the port used to synchronize data and the port used for quarantine and reporting data are correct.
- Click Test to test the setup.
- Click Apply.