Pros and cons of hosting multiple MID servers on the same single physical machine



What are the pros and consĀ of hosting multiple MID servers on same single physical machine?


When we have a single physical server to host multiple MID servers, we always wonder what are the pros and cons with this approach:

  • Convenience, since they are all located on the same host machine (easy access/easy to manage).
  • Don't need to set up too many ACL rules.
  • Need a powerful host machine (host machine need to have sufficient resource for each of MID server).
  • Only available on the specific subnet where it resides on.
  • When the host machine is down, it will cause all MID servers to be down at once.

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