Question Windows Linux mix

Discussion in 'Plesk Multi Server' started by Cedric Leblanc, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Cedric Leblanc

    Cedric Leblanc New Pleskian

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    Can we mix Windows and Linux server on the Management ?
     
  2. UFHH01

    UFHH01 Platinum Pleskian Plesk Guru

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    No, you can't.
     
  3. malfunction

    malfunction New Pleskian

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    korsar Super Moderator Plesk Team

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    @UFHH01 is right, Multi Server doesn't support, and we don't plan to support a mixed infrastructure. There is one possible exception - it's possible that we will allow a mix of Linux Web + Windows Mail.
    But, it's still under consideration.
     
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    malfunction New Pleskian

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    That isn't really clear from the documentation, so we'd need two management servers, one for each platform? If that's the case, then it's extra important that mail can be centralized with a single mail server handling mail accounts from both platforms. Otherwise we are running two of everything and that isn't really a whole lot better than what we do now with a few standalone Plesk installations.
     
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    Puuma New Pleskian

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    Please do this. This would be very helpful and frankly I was under the impression that this would come with Plesk Onyx. With the current state, the multiserver does not seem to be very useful.
     
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    craigueH Basic Pleskian

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    This WILL be a deal breaker for a lot of people. What is the point of a Multi server deployment if you can't support both Windows and Linux hosting customers?
    To require a separate management node + DNS servers + Mail servers all just for Windows hosting is just not going to make sense either from a management / support perspective or from a financial / licensing perspective.

    Many people will be looking to move from Plesk Automation or other platforms like Hsphere where central Mail / Database / DNS servers with either a linux or windows hosting node depending on the customers requirements is fundamental to how we do things.

    Please give this due consideration when deciding your roadmap.
     
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    this will be a deal breaker for my boss. why we are investing time in plesk is what we want a all in selution. and if plesk dosent allow us to mix windows and linux servers is a no go becouse we got both of them and running one linux and one windows management isent viable. tho the windows mail service and linux webhosting is going to be a maybe.
     
  9. SteveITS

    SteveITS Basic Pleskian

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    Stumbled on this thread and surprised to read the roadmap entry of "Windows platform support" means that we would need a complete separate installation of Multi-Server on Windows nodes? For 1 or maybe 2 Windows servers why not just use regular Plesk?
     
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    malfunction New Pleskian

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    I really can't understand why they don't plan to support a mixed infrastructure, seems like a crazy design decision that vastly reduces the utility of Multi Server for a small host (and thus vastly reduces sales of the extension).

    If, as it appears, the management node is just issuing commands to the service nodes using the Plesk API and redirecting users, then it shouldn't really make much difference if the target node is Plesk Linux or Plesk Windows, should it? A few different commands here and there, but essentially it's the same API.

    We're continuing to evaluate it, but duplication of management nodes, mail servers, DNS servers, additional licensing of the extension, Plesk and Windows Server etc makes the general viability of Multi Server questionable in our environment.
     
  11. Anthony

    Anthony Plesk Team Plesk Team

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    Hi @malfunction

    It's not so easy as looks like.

    There is a lot of small differences between Linux and Windows Plesk platforms which must be taken into account for providing proper development quality. And it will tremendously increase the costs of the development for mixed infrastructure. Instead of it, we would like to focus on delivering of the main features which are still on the way.
     
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    malfunction New Pleskian

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    I think you mean "it will tremendously increase the costs of the deployment for mixed infrastructure" :(
     
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