I hope this is not an off-topic
I'm trying to configure my samba on a RedHat
AS 2.1, to run in an active-active configuration.
The "Red Hat Cluster Manager Installation
and Administration Guide" says on chapter 6.2 :
"Allows the setup of an active-active
configuration to maximize equipment utilization. More details on active-active
configurations appear below."
But - no luck
for me :-) , because no such details appear below...
So I took
some wild guesses but I'm not exactly sure of them:
that for high availability active-active configuration, each node actually
exports a different SMB share.
I guess I
have to define two different "Cluster Services" , each one as a samba service,
and each such cluster service, should run by default on a different
In case one
of the nodes fails - the other one takes over that SMB share, while still
exporint its own share.
If I am
correct, I have few things I'm not sure about (yet):
1. do both
nodes need to run nmbd ? if so - should I configure both of them to the same
NETBIOS Name ?
If yes - how
does it work ?! If not - How do they fail over ?
Name should I write in the smb.conf.share_name file ? name of node A, node B or
the cluster alias ?
2. I am using
security = domain. assuming that my nodes names are RHCLU0, RHCLU1 and the alias
is RHCLU :
should I add
a computer account in my domain for both nodes and the alias ? only the nodes ?
only the alias ?
Your help is appreciated