Installing Serv-U in a Clustered Environment - KB Article #1228Related Articles --
New Serv-U Cluster
To set up a new Serv-U cluster, you should follow these general instructions.
- Set up Serv-U on one server.
- Connect it to at least one NAS or Windows share for shared storage.
- Connect it to Active Directory or an external database for shared authentication.
- (You may need to set Serv-U to run as a Service under a particular user account to complete the previous two steps.)
- Create a new Serv-U user and use variables to point to its shared storage location. (This user will authenticate through AD or the external DB, of course.)
- Clone that user and use the clone as the template for additional users.
- Apply all SSL certificates and SSH keys. (Ideally, these will also be kept on your shared storage to avoid extra duplications.)
- Configure all server- and domain-level settings such as listeners, lockouts and other general preferences.
- Set up Serv-U on your other nodes.
- Perform a backup/restore as detailed in KB Article #1047 on each server.
- Add some more users (using the template you created above, of course)
- Ensure you can connect, authenticate and transfer files to each node using all your new users
- Once you are satisfied with your connectivity, roll into production.
Existing Serv-U Cluster
If you make significant, system-wide changes (including adding new domains) to Serv-U, you should perform steps #10-13 again to make sure your system settings stay synchronized.