6.0 Managing Multiple Apache Web Servers

If you have several Apache Web servers running anywhere in your network, on any platform, they can all be configured at one time from the Multiple Server Administration interface of Apache Manager.

Multiple Server Administration uses a special configuration daemon to communicate with Novell® eDirectory™, where portions of the httpd.conf Apache configuration file are stored as inheritable objects. These objects can then be shared between Web servers, letting you synchronize and share common configuration settings across all of your Web servers. This is ideal for managing a collection of Web servers, sometimes referred to as a Web farm.

IMPORTANT:This mode of Apache Manager requires that you have a good understanding of Apache directives and how to use them. You will be required to type directives and to know the correct syntax. Also, a basic understanding of the object hierarchy used by eDirectory is helpful, though not required.

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