ISPConfig3 installed on one server wish to add a second.

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Cezz, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Cezz

    Cezz New Member

    Hey Guys,

    Sorry I am new to this, I understand that ISPConfig3 has multiserver capabilities, I currently have ISPconfig3 Setup on one server in one datacenter, I have now purchased a second server and wish to link the two installs.

    Now I know that when installing on the second server I need to select expert install and enter the mySQL details for server one but this never seems to work it just fails to connect every time. My questions is do I need to do something on system #1? I think it is just permissions issues but can't work out what/how to fix.

    Any help?

    Thank you

  2. dclardy

    dclardy Member

    You have to allow the root to on server 2 to access the first server. You can go to phpmyadmin and add the user to Mysql Database. There is a user table. Add it there. I always give them all permissions and then remove them after install.

    Make sure that you include the user root from both the domain name and the IP address of the new server. If not, you will have issues.
  3. Cezz

    Cezz New Member

    Thank you, I knew it was something simple I temp made root accessable to the other server, but now I am slightly confused as I have set everything up yet I don't seem to have the new server setup in the first's CP or vice versa... Am I misunderstanding this or something?

    I want both server to be fully functional web&mySQL but to be able to administer them from the one ISPConfig panel and that is what I thought the idea was but I am not getting that ATM :S...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  4. dclardy

    dclardy Member

    Once you have allowed the root user to access server 1 from server 2, make sure that it is working by connecting using the mysql command line.

    It should be something like this

    mysql -h -u root -p

    You will be prompted for the password. If it connects, then you are good to go. You should just complete the install. The server will show up in the interface. If it doesn't connect then the user doesn't have access.

    Make sure that you restart the mysql server so that the new stuff is there.
  5. Cezz

    Cezz New Member

    Maybe you are not understanding.

    I have completed the install successfully but the problem is it doesn't appear in the control panel, and that is why I am confused.

    So I should be able to see server2 in control server1's ISP config right? and I should be able to create new sites to me generated and created onto server2 from server1 is this right?

    Thank you for your help guys.

    Another Questions when it comes to DNS records with ISPconfig replicate the records across all servers? or will I need to create a BIND?
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    dclardy understood you and posted the answer to your problem. If the slave is not visible in the master, then the mysql root user was not configured correctly on the master server to allow access from the slave server. To fix this, uninstall ispconfig on the slave by running the uninstall.php script, fix the root login on the master server and test that the root login from the slave (the login has to be allowed for the IP and the hostname of the slave) to the master really works and then install ispconfig on the slave again in expert mode.
  7. Toucan

    Toucan Member

    I'm trying to do the same. I've found the user table, how do i add the extra user please?
  8. dclardy

    dclardy Member

    Why don't you just use phpmyadmin on the master?

    Go to the phpmyadmin page, go to mysql database and find the user table. I take and copy the root password from the current machine to the new root records. Just make sure that you change the host to the correct IP and hostname of the new server. You should a user for each one of those.

    After you add the accounts, restart mysql. You should be able to connect from the other machine after that.
  9. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Add the 2 additional root user records with the same settings as the root user for "localhost" has with one difference, for the first user, you the IP address of the salve server as hostname and for the second user, you use the hostname of the slaveserver as hostname.
  10. Toucan

    Toucan Member

    Wow! it worked! Thanks. I now have two servers in my farm.

    This would be great if I had more than one IP.. but at the moment i only have one public IP so I can't think of how could utililize the second as a backup. I'm still a bit confused about the benefits of using the 'is mirror' function, but I'll continue those questions on the original thread here:

    Thanks again.

    Summary for others:
    The second server must has access to mysql on the first (master) server. To do this, use the same root user and password on the slave system then as per DCLARDY's post, in phpmyadmin, copy the main server sql user details and use the 'insert' button to create a new user in that table. Remember to change 'local host' in the new record to the ip of the second server.

    Then the installation will continue.:)

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