[Samba] hardware sizing and configuration

Mike 1100100 at gmail.com
Wed May 13 09:18:32 MDT 2015

Hello Andrey,

I am testing a small AD DC setup with 65 users and would like to know if
you've had stable experience with running DC and File Server on one
server.  My test server is Dell Poweredge 2950 with SAS hard drives and 16
GB RAM.  So far everything runs normally with no high load and similar I/O
on samba ports compared to the old standalone Samba 3 server I will be

Thank you,


On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Andrey Repin <anrdaemon at yandex.ru> wrote:

> 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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