I would have to throw in a comment. As someone who has a 16 server cluster with 10,000+ clients and growing, the hardest part is having to tune dirsrv on each and every server. Beyond that, the rest is pretty solid. Perhaps in the 5.x series they would consider adding a way to tune the primary dirsrv at installation time, and have it copy that config via ipa-replica-install or similar.


On 8/21/15 4:44 AM, Loris Santamaria wrote:
Hi, FWIW one of our customers (a bank) uses freeIPA 3.0 + samba with 4
servers and 5000+ clients, with no major issues. We were able to solve
every issue they had tuning the dirsrv or with help from this list.

Best regards

El vie, 21-08-2015 a las 04:44 +0200, Vaclav Adamec escribió:

Don't want to start flame, but my question is quite simple, is there
anybody who use it in real production/commercial setup without any
major issues ? don't you lack commercial support ? no issues with
auditors ?

  after a year/two of usage/testing/troubleshooting of freeipa/redhat
ipa it seems, for me as a simple admin, to be still not very mature
project, even basic configuration isn't very stable/solid to use it
real production. I started with latest freeipa on fedora with one
server (VM vmware), then add other master replicas but after many
issues I carefully keep one server on redhat 7 with up2date version
ipa from rhel repos, default installation setup, no replication. But
still with stability issue (processes died occasionally, mostly due
multiple clients removing, sometimes it dies completely with cryptic
errors in journal (but sometimes no errors at all just wait for
something during restart) and only fast option is restore from
backups with loosing some clients). Performance is also issue, we
cannot register more then 4-5 servers at once, or it will timeout
no visible network or cpu/mem load issue).

As there are no other complex solutions like IPA it's quite hard
decide what to use as a replacement, but right now it's seems that we
have no other option and we probably switch to simple openldap and
missing functionality cover by puppet and some 2factor solution.

We don't need anything special, no dns handling, no certificates, no
AD connection, just simple servers/clients, users with groups and
rules for access/sudo. Multimaster (with DNS SRV) solution for higher
performance and reliability would be nice, but not necessary if we
keep it stable and handle more clients registration. We have tens of
users/groups, hundreds servers/clients with random registration
"burst" as we use it also for temp. build environments and OpenStack

Oficial support from RedHat is not very helpful, also they don't
provide any real training for IPA, so only option is mail conference
(very helpful, thanks for that) and tones of documentation/examples
for variety of versions, but for such complex thing probably not
enough for commercial use.

Can I ask you for your opinion ?


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