Restricted Applications in the Server Farm
This article applies to: Managed Servers
There are several applications that are not appropriate for customers to run on a managed server in the Server Farm. These applications might reproduce existing central functions, be a security risk, or they may break our management model.
If there is an application that you use where you feel a central service is not sufficient, please email us so we can evaluate the feature enhancement.
These applications include:
- Domain Controllers (breaks our management model, reproduces central service)
- DNS Servers (reproduces central service)
- DHCP servers (reproduces central service)
- Hypervisors, such as ESX, Hyper-V, and XenServer (reproduces central service)
- Virtual Appliances (not managed; breaks our management model)
- VPN, Firewalls and Network Scanners (reproduces central services)
- CPanel and other system and network management software (reproduces central services)
If you use a managed windows server to run applications that are typically run on a workstation, such as checking email or browsing the web, this is considered to be a gray area. The security risks for these sorts of machines are higher. Please work with us to develop the security perimeter around this machine.