Set up Xeams clustering

With Xeams you can have 1 or more slave servers connected to your mailserver.

To do so you need the following prerequisites:

  • 2 Xeams servers running at least version 5.3.x
  • Preferably the servers have the same settings and version, with exception on IP's
  • Two MX records
  • A valid mail server
  • Mail and server skills (intermediate)

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  1. Go to Cluster management (Home -> Cluster management)
  2. Select the role for your main Xeams as master
  3. Click on save
  4. Enter the IP address of the slave with the portnumber i.e http://192.168.0.2:1234
  5. Click on add
  6. Now go to your slave server

 

  1. Go again to Cluster management (Home -> Cluster management)
  2. This time select the slave role for your backup Xeams server
  3. Click on save
  4. Enter the IP address of the master i.e. 192.168.0.1
  5. Click on add
  6. Go back to your master server

Pushing the master filters to the slave

 

  1. On the master server go to Filter management -> IP Filters -> Country filtering (or any other filtering option under filter management)
  2. Select a country that you wish to block and add a score
    1. i.e. Afghanistan with a score of 5000
  3. This action will push all filter settings to the slave server. Some settings aren't covered as they server independent i.e. DKIM, server configuration, honey pots, etc...

 

More information on the Xeams website and forum.

http://www.xeams.com/Clustering.htm

http://www.xeams.com/forum

 

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