I am in the process of putting the final touches to a rather complex multi-server setup where the server domain names are along the lines of srva.example.com, srvb.example.com etc. At present I have four servers but that number will grow. I have done a lot to keep my admin burden to a bare minimum and want to ensure that stays the case with providing SSL access to the servers. With that in mind what I want do do is this
- Complete the server configuration for srva.example.com by installing a wildcard SSL cert. They seem to be reasonably cheap these days. My servers do not do any e-commerce so I do not need much by way of certificte - the one I am looking at is from an outfit called Comodo.
- Get an image of srva.example.com
- Replicate it as many times as necessary - now and in the future.
Question - am I liable to have any issues doing things this way? i.e. will I end up finding that I have to do individual cert installs on each server? I am something of a newbie when it comes to SSL certs so I would much appreciate any help.