i have an odd situation for some but someone might know,
my situation is a closed network where i fully administer AD and DNS and no internet connectivity is required.
i will break this down as best i can and see where we go from there,
i have four domains all on seperate subnets
IOS002.dii-id.local - 22.214.171.124/26
IOS003.dii-id.local - 126.96.36.199/26
IOS004.dii-id.local - 188.8.131.52/26
IOS005.dii-id.local - 184.108.40.206/26
linked together by means of a cisco router/network design
they are all individually managed by enterprise admins at each location, i use smtp connectors for inter-domain mail with microsoft exchange
we would like to have 4 openfire servers, 1 being at each location, now from what i have researched i can see that openfire is not able at the moment to achieve multiple domains, but from what i believe and have pieced from my research before asking this, i could possibly work around this,
i cant for the life of me remember the name of the piece of software im using but i found it at the start of my research here and its a bit like MIIS - Microsoft Integrated Identity Server, which is what we use to replicate a common global address list, its freeware but allows me to add a database and add all 4 domains together so when i connect the openfire to it, it would add all the users who are all role identical over the four locations but are seperated by means of a site tri-gram, e.g. ZIA_LanManager, ZIB_LanManager, ZIC_LanManager and so on,
now i have given the background/setup i think im ready to lead myself down the guarden path to where you tell me…nope aint achiveable mate !!!
my thought was if i take the 4 servers who’s host machine is a member of each individual AD domain and create a common IM Domain inside openfire,for example IOSIM and pull the AD from the single LDAP that holds all 4 seperate domains so that the users would end up as e.g. ZIA_LanManager@IOSIM, ZIB_LanManager@IOSIM.
can clustering over differnet subnets over a 2MB Wan Link occur so that its a common base of users, on a single openfire domain be able to have the same function or near as it can be as if it were clustered on a Lan
i have had done alot of reasearch into this before but being new to the openfire/im scene i am looking to you guys as the SME’s to Nurture me.
i thankyou in advance for any constructive help that you can give and if needs be point/bend/ammend my plan to achieve my goal,
finally, i will be using the spark client (doubt it will matter but its all i have forgot to mention).
all the best,
and agian TIA