Installing Additional CTERA Portal Servers
  • 03 Apr 2022
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Installing Additional CTERA Portal Servers

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Article Summary

You create additional CTERA Portal servers in a similar way to the way you created the primary server.

By default, the servers used for the CTERA portal are application servers running no other service.

Following initial setup, you can enable or disable the application service through the CTERA Portal web interface.


For document previews to work, you must install at least one document preview server.

To configure an additional server:


If the HTTPS administration port was changed on the primary server, you must enable the relevant port on all servers.

  1. Using a Web browser, browse to the new server, via the IP address or DNS.
    The Setup wizard opens, displaying the Select Server operation mode window.
  2. Choose Master Server Address and enter the address of the primary server.
  3. Click NEXT.
    The Master Server Details window is displayed.
  4. Either:
    When prompted for a key, insert by pasting or upload the key to access the master, primary, server.
    Enter the root password for the primary server.
  5. Click NEXT.
    The Replication window is displayed.
  6. To configure this server as a replica of the main database or a catalog node, select the Replicate the following server check box, and then select the server you want to replicate in the drop-down list.
  7. Click Next .
    The wizard completes and a success message is displayed.
  8. Click OK.
    CTERA Portal opens, displaying the Administrator Login page.
  9. Enter the user name and password and click SIGN IN.
    The portal opens, displaying the Main > Dashboard page. By default, CTERA Portal creates a team portal called portal . For information about how to rename, view and edit this portal, or create additional team or reseller portals, see theCTERA Portal Global Administrator Guide.
  10. In the global administration view, select Main > Servers in the navigation pane.
    The SERVERS page is displayed, listing all the servers for the CTERA Portal.
  11. Click the server to edit.
    The serverwindow is displayed with the server name as the window title.
  12. Check the boxes of the services to be provided by this server.
    The server can act as an application server or a document preview server.
  13. Click SAVE.

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