[Samba] Samba4, cluster FS and dns load balance to achive HA

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Nov 1 08:44:46 UTC 2016

On Tue, 2016-10-11 at 23:14 -0300, Gabriel Ordoñez via samba wrote:
> Hello everyone, this is my first thread
> I watched the CTDB solution and allows to build a NAS Cluster with
> load
> balancing and failover
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/CTDB_Setup
> But still does not work as Active Directory Domain Controler. The
> question
> is:
> if i build to setup an AD DC in an single server over a cluster
> system
> files( example GPFS or Lustre ) this setup can work
> with a high availvility feature with dns round robin to balance each
> Connection with each node?

No, Samba as an AD DC can not be clustered, and should be installed as
 a standalone server, ideally on multiple bits of hardware.

As an AD DC, the data is then replicated between the DCs using DRS

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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