[Samba] Virtual IP/netbios name for AD-authenticated shares in failover cluster

Petterson, Danny danny.petterson at accenture.com
Tue Jun 9 20:31:59 UTC 2020

Hi Gurus,

I have a simple failover cluster on two SLES 12 SP3 nodes with Samba/winbind for authenticating AD-user access to the shares. The shares are reached through a virtual hostname/IP which differs from the SLES-server itself.

The servers uses SSSD for normal SSH-authentication, also against the same Active Domain.

Here is the problem - if I get Samba/winbind to work with the virtual hostname/IP and authenticating against AD, the SSSD for normal SSH-access to the servers stops to work. When SSSD for SSH-access works, Samba/winbind can't connect to the domain.

Both the normal server names and the virtual IP/hostname are available in AD as computer-accounts and DNS.

If SSSD/AD works, and I "net join" the virtual hostname/IP, I can get the shares to authenticate, but not the SSSD-logins.
When I then, to repair SSSD/AD-integration, "net joins" with the hostname, then SSSD-logins works again, but then Samba-integration to the AD stops working.

Of cause, if I move the cluster package to the other node, the same issues persists.

All tdb-files, log-files, conf-files etc. are on a shared disk which moves with the cluster package.

Any idea what I miss here?

The smb.conf:
   client signing = yes
   client use spnego = yes
   netbios name = my_virtual_hostname
   kerberos method = secrets and keytab
   security = ADS
   bind interfaces only = yes
   interfaces = my.virtual.IP.xxx
   winbind gid = 100000-300000
   winbind refresh tickets = yes
   winbind separator = +
   create krb5 conf = no
   workgroup = DOMAIN
   realm = DOMAIN.ORG
   encrypt passwords = yes
   log file = /export/SHARED_DISK/system/logs/log.%m
   lock directory = /export/ SHARED_DISK/system/locks
   pid directory = /export/ SHARED_DISK/system/locks
  debug level = 2
   max log size = 1000
   preserve case = yes
   short preserve case = yes
   dos filetime resolution = yes
   read only = no
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY
   domain master = auto
   local master = yes
   preferred master = auto
   domain logons = no
   wins support = no
   ntlm auth = yes
   lanman auth = no
   client lanman auth = no
   map to guest = Bad User

        path = /export/SHARED_DISK /test1
        comment = "SMB test"
        valid users = @"DOMAIN+MyAdGroupForThisShare"
        browsable = yes
        writable = yes
        available = yes

Greetings from
Danny Petterson


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