This section explains several of the services used to manage the infrastructure of your local network and to optimise internal traffic. These services include; domain management, time synchronisation, automatic network configuration, publication of internal Web sites, the management of a certification authority and virtual machines.
Domain Name System or DNS provides access to services and hosts using names instead of IP addresses, these are easier to memorise.
The Network Time Protocol or NTP, keeps the system time synchronised on the different computers within a network.
The DHCP service is widely used to automatically configure different network parameters on computers such as; IP address, DNS servers or the gateway which is used to access to the Internet.
The growing importance of ensuring the authenticity, integrity and privacy of communications has increased interest in the deployment of certification authorities. These facilitate access to various services in a safe way. Certificates allow configuration of SSL or TLS to securely access most services and provided certificates for user authentication.
Moreover, many businesses use Web applications installed on an HTTP server spanning different domain names allowing HTTPS connections.
Sometimes, your deployment requires a few applications that can't be ported to Linux environments given their characteristics or age. The Virtual Machines module offers you a way to integrate virtualized services in a simple, elegant and transparent way to the final user.