[Samba] load balancing CIFS/Samba
nirs at exanet.com
Wed Aug 21 19:37:09 GMT 2002
> Hi Folks,
> I'm trying out some ideas for loadbalancing Samba servers with some
> replication underneath. Right now, we're trying to use DNS
> round robin,
> just to see if it works, but it isn't.
> Our basic config is that we have the same share and NMB
> server name on
> every node. Each node has a different IP hostname, which are all
> round-robin'ed to a single hostname. When we try to do requests from
> clients on the same subnet, everything grinds to a halt. It
> looks like all
> of our requests are being responded to by every node.
> Does that make sense? Does anyone have any insight into
> loadbalancing CIFS
> that they might share?
Try killing nmbd and relying on DNS resolving.
If you can't kill nmbd you'll have to rely on a virtual IP mechanism.
Just curious - what's the underlying filesystem? You may run into a
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