[Samba] LVS and SAMBA

Ciro Iriarte cyruspy at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 14:08:07 MST 2010

2010/11/22 Jim McDonough <jmcd at samba.org>:
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 4:02 PM, Ciro Iriarte <cyruspy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From what I heard about the SLES+HA solution, a CTDB cluster can't act
>> as Domain controller... Am I wrong?.
> I have not come up with any reason why it couldn't, nor have I heard a
> reason.  I think a more accurate statement is that this has not been
> widely tested scenario for ctdb.  It's had lots of testing and
> deployment in domain member and standalone setups.
> I have a customer who has been using it in a test environment for
> quite a while as a PDC.  They've not had issues with the DC
> functionality.
> --
> Jim McDonough
> Samba Team
> SUSE labs
> jmcd at samba dot org
> jmcd at themcdonoughs dot org

According to Rolf Schmidt (the Novell guy that prepared the
SLES11-HA+CTDB paper/presentation), people from development department
replied it was not possible:

"Got feedback. They say no no no. With capitals, so in the Mail it
read NO NO NO. Well I did not know this myself so I learned something
new myself. It is not possible to use ctdb in this way. Only as a
Domain Member. But not as any kind of DC."

It's interesting to know that someone has done it already, I'll test
it as soon as I get free time. Any notes about that implementation?


Ciro Iriarte

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