[Samba] network design - taking advantage of samba+openldap
nvidican at wmptl.com
Thu Nov 10 18:31:13 GMT 2005
For the number of clients you have, and if the network is restricted to one
segment, why three different domains? Why not consolidate domains into a single
domain, with multiple BDC's. Also, NAS now forces your end-users to rely on the
security and performance of whatever NAS solution you go with. My advice to you
would be this:
Build a new PDC, install/configure as a single domain using OpenLDAP tree.
Import all your existing users and their information into this tree.
Build _X_ number of BDC's to be used for various NAS, these machines can slave
the LDAP tree locally cascading updated to the primary and servicing queries
directly. Since all permissions/users are now global accross all servers using a
single domain, distribute your storage requirements accross the various BDC's
using some sort of internal RAID solution.
For the price - highly reccomend looking at a 3Ware Escalade 9000-series
controller, can whack on a few RAID edition 250GB drives via S-ATA and get a
couple of terabytes with good I/O speed/performance relatively cheap. With the
9000-series you can get a solid 400MB/sec data rate, 800Mb/sec using newer S-ATA
II based controllers for less than $500.
IMHO - this would be easier to manage, implement, and pay for than what you're
nvidican at wmptl.com
Windsor Match Plate & Tool Ltd.
Pablo Chamorro C. wrote:
> In the headquarter of my Institution we have some 300 windows PCs,
> distributed like this:
> domain1: 100 clients in a consolidated samba 3.0.5-2 domain (RH 9.0)
> domain2: 20 clients in an incipient samba 3.0.14a-2 domain (FC4)
> 80 clients to be joined to domain2
> without domain: 150 clients beloging to some three workgroups
> We outsourced the deployment of a LDAP server and we are in the process
> of put the server into production, but the contract only included the
> migration of domain1 to authenticate against openldap. And here my big
> we want to consolidated domain2 and to create three extra PDCs for the
> rest of the windows PCs. Is it advisable to have 5 PDCs? or only 1 PDC
> and one BDC for building? (like showed in
> Can openldap include several SIDs?
> Could you please give us some advise for our successfull deployment of
> our Windows-Samba network? We don't have our LAN segmented. Also, we
> are in the process of buying a cheap NAS solution for all the users.
> Pablo Chamorro C.
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