File and Print Serving with Linux on IBM eServer i5

An IBM Redpaper publication


This IBM Redpaper introduces options for migrating a Microsoft Windows-based file and print serving workload to a Linux-based Samba server on the IBM eServer i5. It is written to help administrators who are in charge of providing file and print services to their Windows clients and who are considering such a migration project.

To explain the migration options, this paper presents the following three scenarios from the migration implementation perspective:

  • Replacement of Windows NT-based services of file and print serving, as well as domain controller functions, with Linux Samba
  • Coexistence of the Windows-based domain controller function with Linux Samba, which provides file and print serving workload
  • Coexistence of Windows-based Active Directory Server with Linux Samba

For these scenarios, you see a before and after view of the migration environment. Then you follow the migration process step-by-step, and learn about the configuration files and commands to run.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Migrating a Windows NT workload (PDC or BDC) to Linux on eServer i5
Chapter 2. Migrating a Windows PDC member to Linux PDC member on eServer i5
Chapter 3. Migrating a Windows Active Directory member to a Linux Samba-3 based Active Directory member on eServer i5


Publish Date
21 November 2005

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