Active Directory Client Scaling Challenges

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Isilon’s OneFS is a clustered NAS capable of scaling to multi-petabyte sizes and handling millions of IOPS. The problems of scaling servers to this degree are well understood, but what about client operations? This talk discusses challenges of joining such a cluster to a complex Active Directory infrastructure, including customer war stories and implementation details of our scalable, resilient client implementation.

Note that this is something of a follow-on to a BOF session from last year’s SDC with new stories and updated practices. The evening scheduling was helpful to producing an informal, collaborative session.

Learning Objectives

Challenges associated with integrating two complex distributed systems
Best practices for scalable clients of AD
Isilon’s implementation of AD client operation