----- Original Message -----
> Thanks Simo,
> 
> I was hoping for an alternative to the DNS _srv_ records due to the
> Windows guys having exclusive use of those records (for now).
> 
> Is it feasible for IPA communications to be "force" round robined
> between two or more servers that are replicas of each other?  If it's
> a
> possibility, I will raise a ticket.

The easiest solution for now is to configure your clients by using the primary 
and backup options in SSSD, and just configure clients to have different 
orders, so that they will attach to separate servers by default.

Ie client 1 has primary serves of "ipa1, ipa2", while client 2 has "ipa2, 
ipa1", and so on.

Without control of name resolution on the server side at the moment we do not 
have other ways to do load balancing.

Simo.


> Thanks
> 
> Duncan Innes | Linux Architect
> 
>  
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Simo Sorce [mailto:sso...@redhat.com]
> > Sent: 21 August 2012 08:04
> > To: Innes, Duncan
> > Cc: freeipa-users@redhat.com
> > Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] Specifying load balancing to SSSD
> > clients
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > OK - thanks.
> > >  
> > > But is there any way IPA can be tweaked to do this without an
> > > "external"
> > > product (albeit a Red Hat one)?  Is it possible for the
> > sssd clients
> > > to round-robin their requests between 2 or more servers?
> > 
> > At the monment only by using _srv_ records you could do some
> > round-robin (assuming DNS supports it).
> > 
> > Please do not use the load balancer as suggest in a previous
> > reply, also using a A record would not work as machines
> > joined to IPa need the 'correct' serve name to be able to
> > perform GSSAPI authentication. A round-robin A record would
> > make that fail. A round-robin CNAME record might work if your
> > DNS server supports something like that.
> > 
> > > Is this an sssd question or generic enough to be in this list?
> > 
> > It's both, SSSD implements the client, but in FreeIPA domains
> > we need a joint solution due to Kerberos requirements for DNS
> > names.
> > 
> > > Would this functionallity be of use to freeIPA in general?
> > (my view =
> > > yes)
> > 
> > Yes.
> > 
> > HTH,
> > Simo.
> >  
> > > Cheers
> > >  
> > > Duncan Innes | Linux Architect
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
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> > >   Sent: 20 August 2012 15:15
> > >   To: Innes, Duncan
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> > >   Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] Specifying load balancing to SSSD
> > > clients
> > >   
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> > >   From: "Duncan Innes" <duncan.in...@virginmoney.com>
> > >   To: freeipa-users@redhat.com
> > >   Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 9:48:30 AM
> > >   Subject: [Freeipa-users] Specifying load balancing to
> > SSSD clients
> > >   
> > >   Folks,
> > >   
> > >   Hopefully this isn't a dumb question, but I'm
> > constrained by a few
> > >   things on my estate and would be looking to deploy
> > something like the
> > >   following:
> > >   
> > >   2 Datacentres
> > >   2 IPA servers at each datacentre
> > >   
> > >   ipa1.domain.com \_ datacentre A
> > >   ipa2.domain.com /
> > >   
> > >   ipa3.domain.com \_ datacentre B
> > >   ipa4.domain.com /
> > >   
> > >   The datacentres are linekd, but bandwidth not great.
> > >   
> > >   Client's in datacentre A should therefore use
> > ipa1.domain.com and
> > >   ipa2.domain.com as primary servers and only fail over to ipa3 &
> > > ipa4
> > >   when both 1 & 2 are out of action.  Clients would
> > revert to using
> > >   ipa1/ipa2 whenever either of them came back online.
> > >   
> > >   I understand this configuration has already been done as part of
> > >   https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/2282
> > >   
> > >   What I'm wondering is if I can force my clients to load balance
> > >   communication between ipa1 & ipa2.
> > >   
> > >   I don't have the ability to use the _srv_ records in
> > DNS as that's
> > > set
> > >   up for the AD servers on our network.  I also can't
> > create separate
> > > DNS
> > >   servers for the Linux estate (not that I'd particularly
> > want to).
> > >   
> > >   Is there any current configuration that I can use to force load
> > >   balancing between ipa1/ipa2 under ideal conditions.
> > Falling back to
> > >   ipa2 when ipa1 is out of action.  Falling back to (load balanced
> > >   perhaps?) ipa3/ipa4 when ipa1 & ipa2 are both out of action.
> > >   
> > >   Hope the description is reasonable.
> > >   
> > >   Thanks
> > >   
> > >   Duncan Innes | Linux Architect
> > >   
> > > 
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> Virgin Money Personal Financial Service Limited is authorised and
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