Samba4 as AD Domain Controller Course Overview

Samba4 as AD Domain Controller Course Overview

The Samba4 as AD Domain Controller course provides comprehensive training for learners looking to deploy and manage a Samba 4 server as an Active Directory (AD) Domain Controller. It is tailored for system administrators and IT professionals who aim to utilize open-source solutions for AD services within their network infrastructure.

By following a structured curriculum, participants will gain hands-on experience in installing and configuring Samba 4, provisioning it as an AD domain controller, managing the server, replacing Microsoft Windows AD servers, and upgrading from legacy Samba 3 configurations. The course also covers implementing file and print services, extending the AD schema, and establishing highly available distributed file systems with Samba 4 integration.

Learners will benefit from practical lessons on managing Group Policies, setting up trust relationships and replication, as well as advanced topics like Python scripting interfaces for automation and customization. This knowledge is pivotal for maintaining a robust and cost-effective network environment, positioning students to effectively manage Samba 4 implementations in a variety of organizational contexts.

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Course Prerequisites

To successfully undertake the Samba4 as AD Domain Controller course, participants should have the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of networking concepts, including TCP/IP, DNS, and DHCP.
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix command-line interface and system administration.
  • Knowledge of Windows Server and Active Directory fundamentals.
  • Experience with managing Windows or Linux server environments.
  • Basic scripting skills in languages such as Bash or Python could be beneficial.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies and concepts related to directory services.

Please note that these prerequisites are designed to ensure that you have a foundational understanding that will allow you to fully grasp the course content and engage with the training effectively.

Target Audience for Samba4 as AD Domain Controller

The Samba4 as AD Domain Controller course is designed for IT professionals seeking to master Samba 4 functionalities within network environments.

  • System Administrators who manage Windows or Linux network environments
  • Network Engineers interested in alternative solutions to Microsoft AD
  • IT Professionals responsible for setting up and maintaining AD services
  • Linux Administrators looking to integrate Samba 4 into their infrastructure
  • IT Support Technicians involved in AD migrations or upgrades
  • Infrastructure Architects planning robust and scalable network solutions
  • DevOps Engineers automating server provisioning and configuration
  • Security Specialists ensuring directory services are secure and compliant
  • Technical Consultants providing expert advice on network directory services
  • Open Source Enthusiasts exploring cross-platform directory solutions
  • Professionals working with legacy systems transitioning to modern infrastructures

Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this Samba4 as AD Domain Controller?

Introduction to Learning Outcomes

Gain practical skills in implementing Samba 4 as an Active Directory (AD) Domain Controller, managing AD services, upgrading from Samba 3, and configuring high availability solutions.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Install and configure Samba 4 Server and its dependencies to set up a solid foundation for an AD Domain Controller.
  • Provision Samba 4 as an AD Domain Controller, understanding key planning considerations and executing a successful setup.
  • Manage Samba Active Directory Services including roles, authentication, authorization, Group Policies, trust relationships, and replication.
  • Navigate the process of replacing a Microsoft Windows Active Directory Server with Samba 4, including data migration and system validations.
  • Upgrade from Samba version 3 to 4, identifying critical points of consideration and deciding the best upgrade approach for Member Servers.
  • Configure file and print services using Samba 4, understanding the SMB/CIFS protocol and integrating with CUPS for printer sharing.
  • Extend the Active Directory schema using Samba 4, planning schema extensions, and validating changes to ensure functionality.
  • Implement a highly available and scalable distributed file server using GlusterFS, CTDB, and Samba 4, including testing and validation.
  • Utilize the Samba 4 Python scripting interface for automation and extended functionality, leveraging the power of Python bindings.
  • Develop the ability to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Samba 4 in a production environment, ensuring interoperability with existing infrastructure.