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: