Hello! At the moment I got an ISPConfig3 Server running in a standard singleserver setup, meaning all services are running on one root server (from hetzner). Now it's time to move on to a more sophisticated multiserver setup. My goal is to have 2-3 physical servers, with multiple virtual servers running on them. However i'm rather new to virtualization, and I never did a multiserver setup before, so I have a few questions. Below you see the general setup I want to achieve. From the tutorials and the posts in the forum I have read, I came up with the following procedure: 1. Install OpenVZ and ISPConfig on Root1 following this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-openvz-plus-management-of-vms-through-ispconfig-3-debian-6.0 2. Following the same tutorial, create 3 VM's on root1 for www1, DNS1 and DB Now my first question: Q1: I want to install OpenVZ VMs for Mail, DNS2, WWW2, and DB2 on the Root2 and Root3 servers, as shown in the picture. I want to create and manage those VM's through the ISPConfig-Interface on Root1. How can that be done, and what do I have to install on Root2 and Root3. Only OpenVZ, or also ISPConfig as slave? If this all works as planned, I should have an infrastructure into which I can install an ISPConfig multiserver setup. Regarding that, I have another question: Q2: Where should I create the ISPConfig master for my multiserver setup? A: Should I make the ISPConfig installation on Root1 which manages the VM's the ISPConfig-Master B: Should I make WWW1 the ISPConfig master, which would result in a very similar setup to this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.de/anleitung/...servern-unter-debian-squeeze-mit-ispconfig-3/ Option B would have the advantage that I don't mix my "virtual-machine management" with my "webhosting management". The ISPConfig installation on Root1 would only be used for VM's. But does this create any problems I may overlook? Q3: I also found this tutorial for a multiserver setup with OpenVZ which uses the OpenVZ Web Panel to manage the VMs http://www.howtoforge.de/anleitung/...servern-unter-debian-squeeze-mit-ispconfig-3/ Are there any advantages / disadvantages to using ISPConfig for managing the VM's? Regarding OpenVZ in general I have another question: Q4: I've read that Ubuntu 12.04 and OpenVZ don't work out of the box? (Discussed here: http://www.howtoforge.de/forum/serv...untu-12-04-lts-ispconfig-3-a-7059/index2.html) I have been only working with ubuntu server until now, and ideally I want to keep it that way. I found a guide by Falko which describes how to install openvz in Ubuntu 13.10 with some workarounds - but i'm not sure if it's a good idea to use that in production? The main goal of my setup is that it's stable and easily maintainable. So, that's all for now - I know that's a lot of questions, but I really want to get my setup right from the start, and I hope there are some experts who can help me out here. If I get my setup working and everything works as planned, I promise to make a nice summary so others may learn from it too.