I’ve decided to take on a private challenge to develop a Virtualmin � cluster management interface.
The interface will encompass many of the common features found in AWBS � and WHMCS � but will likely be simplified in the initial release.
The interface is being designed to build a Virtualmin � cluster allowing “service-level” allocation on multiple cluster nodes. All this will be possible while retaining control via a centralized management interface.
Administrators will still be able to do maintenance on a node via Virtualmin � as you do today.
Clients would login to my control panel to manage contact details, view/pay for invoices, purchase new products/services, and request support.
Similar to WHMCS �, we will link to Virtualmin � from the control panel, however because the system will automatically setup the appropriate features on each Virtualmin � node, the link between Virtualmin � and our control panel will be setup in a way to allow you to login to anyone of the nodes to manage that particular service accordingly.
*** Password management will be handled by either the Virtualmin � node or my control panel. Although, it will be advisable to maintain it through the control panel to prevent confusion. ***
I will be utilizing this solution for my own in-house hosting operation initially to iron out some stuff, then will likely make it available publically.
Licensing, should we get this far will be done on a per domain basis, while you’ll be able to add unlimited nodes under a single cluster setup. The idea here is that each company or individual should really only need to setup a single cluster, which could contain almost unlimited nodes if setup correctly.
Pricing for such licensing would likely be around $60 per year (Canadian) which I feel is reasonable, and won’t break the bank for anyone.
Anyways, I will be starting to work on this within the next week, and will be providing updates on the forums, as things progress. I hope this will create a solution for the masses, and am always open to suggestions so please feel free to contact me on the forums anytime, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org (just don’t spam me)