[Samba] hardware sizing and configuration

Andrey Repin anrdaemon at yandex.ru
Tue May 12 17:09:34 MDT 2015

Greetings, David Bear!

> Understanding that a samba 4.x ADDC should be run on a an os separate 
> than a samba 4. file server, I was thinking of virtualizing both. Is it 
> common to have a single physcial server with two VM's running samba?

You don't need VM's.

> If some is there a recommendation on how much hardware to start with and 
> how much virtual hardware to give each VM.

None. Seriously, you're overcomplicating things.

> I'm wondering about virtual nics and if there may be a problems have
> multiple vm's accessing the network through a single physcial nic.

No need to wonder.
man ip | grep -C7 macvlan

> This is an ADDC and file server for a small office so numbers of users 
> will be below 50. Any recommendations?

What is the host OS you're using/plan to use?

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 02:07:51

Sorry for my terrible english...

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