ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
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Product Overview > Example of a Typical Multiserver Configuration

Example of a Typical Multiserver Configuration
The exact configuration for each deployment is highly dependent on variables including the number of mailboxes, mailbox quotas, performance requirements, existing network infrastructure, IT policies, security requirments, spam filtering requirements, and so forth.
The figure below shows a typical configuration with incoming traffic and user connection.
Typical Configuration with Incoming Traffic and User Connections
 
The designated Zimbra MTA server looks up the addressee’s directory information from the Zimbra LDAP replica server.
After obtaining the user’s information from the Zimbra LDAP server, the MTA server sends the mail to the appropriate Zimbra mailbox server.
Internal end-user connections are made directly to any Zimbra mailbox server, which then obtains the user’s directory information from Zimbra LDAP and redirects the user as needed.
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