5.1 Benefits of Configuring Samba for High Availability

With Novell Samba installed on a Open Enterprise Server 2015 SP1 (OES 2015 SP1) server, client computers can access and use files on shared storage devices connected to the Linux server. If the server running Samba becomes unaccessible, clients lose their ability to access network files.

Configuring Samba with Novell Cluster Services ensures that Samba is highly available and that network files remain accessible even if the primary Samba server goes down unexpectedly. NCS makes this possible by automatically switching file services from the failed Samba server to another Samba server in the cluster.