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Bug #67870

Rework Domain Controller and Global Catalog Server field descriptions in Guide

Added by Michael Schefczyk almost 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
Done
Priority:
No priority
Assignee:
Timothy Moore II
Category:
Documentation
Target version:
Seen in:
Severity:
New
Reason for Closing:
Reason for Blocked:
Needs QA:
No
Needs Doc:
No
Needs Merging:
No
Needs Automation:
No
Support Suite Ticket:
n/a
Hardware Configuration:
ChangeLog Required:
No

Description

Dear All,

Using Active Directory, I did specify one single domain controller under "Domain Controller" as well as "Global Catalog Server". Under Kerberos Realms, I have a comma spearated list of two (of my four) domain controllers.

The problem with that setup is, that once the single domain controller reboots, active directory fails in FreeNAS. Therefore, I would like to specify a backup domain controller. While the instructions suggest that this would be possible, it does not seem to be really true (unlike SAMBA without GUI).

When adding a comma separated list of domain controllers, the GUI replies "Invalid Host/Port [Errno 8] hostname nor servname provided, or not known."

Please point out either (a) what needs to be done to really specify multiple domain controllers or (b) make it clear in the documentation that this is not possible.

Regards,

Michael


Related issues

Related to FreeNAS - Feature #45178: Move strings from Directory Services section into helptext filesDone

History

#1 Updated by Dru Lavigne almost 3 years ago

  • Private changed from No to Yes
  • Reason for Blocked set to Need additional information from Author

Michael: please reproduce then attach a debug (System -> Advanced -> Save debug) to this ticket.

#2 Updated by Michael Schefczyk almost 3 years ago

  • File debug-NAS1S10-20190114181917.tgz added

Thank you! Please find the file enclosed. Regards, Michael

#3 Updated by Dru Lavigne almost 3 years ago

  • Category changed from GUI (new) to Middleware
  • Assignee changed from Release Council to William Grzybowski
  • Reason for Blocked deleted (Need additional information from Author)

#5 Updated by William Grzybowski almost 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from William Grzybowski to Andrew Walker

#6 Updated by Andrew Walker almost 3 years ago

Remove the entries from "Domain Controller" and "Global Catalog Server". If you leave them blank, then we'll use DNS SRV records to automatically detect the correct servers to talk to.

There are some issues with DC failover in Samba 4.7.6 (which we're currently based on). The issues in winbind are significantly mitigated in 4.9.4 (which will be in the next FreeNAS version).

#7 Updated by Michael Schefczyk almost 3 years ago

Thank you very much! I have tried leaving both entries blank and this does seem to provide more stability. You might want to consider mentioning in the documentation under which circumstances the entries should be blank or filled. I had the impression (as maybe others), that the entries needed to be filled.

#8 Updated by Andrew Walker almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Unscreened to Closed
  • Needs QA changed from Yes to No
  • Needs Doc changed from Yes to No
  • Needs Merging changed from Yes to No

#10 Updated by Dru Lavigne almost 3 years ago

  • File deleted (debug-NAS1S10-20190114181917.tgz)

#11 Updated by Dru Lavigne almost 3 years ago

  • Category changed from Middleware to Documentation
  • Status changed from Closed to Unscreened
  • Assignee changed from Andrew Walker to Warren Block
  • Target version changed from Backlog to 11.2-U3
  • Private changed from Yes to No

#13 Updated by Warren Block almost 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Warren Block to Timothy Moore II

#14 Updated by Warren Block almost 3 years ago

  • Subject changed from Specify Backup Domain Controllers under Directory Sevices / Active Directory to Specify Backup Domain Controllers under Directory Services/Active Directory

#15 Updated by Timothy Moore II almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Unscreened to Screened

#16 Updated by Timothy Moore II almost 3 years ago

  • Subject changed from Specify Backup Domain Controllers under Directory Services/Active Directory to Update documentation about Backup Domain Controllers under Directory Services/Active Directory
  • Status changed from Screened to In Progress

#17 Updated by Timothy Moore II almost 3 years ago

  • Needs QA changed from No to Yes
  • Needs Doc changed from No to Yes
  • Needs Merging changed from No to Yes

Docs PRs: https://github.com/freenas/freenas-docs/pull/714 [master], https://github.com/freenas/freenas-docs/pull/713 [angulargui]

Help Text is being resolved as part of https://redmine.ixsystems.com/issues/45178

Testing:

1. Build the FreeNAS guide (legacy and new UI versions) and go to the Directory Services chapter. In the "Active Directory Configuration Options" table, verify that "Domain Controller" and "Global Catalog Server" descriptions are updated to explain entering a value is not necessary.

2. In the new UI, go to the Directory Services > Active Directory page. Click "Advanced Mode" and confirm the help text for "Domain Controller" and "Global Catalog Server" matches the updated text in the guide.

#18 Updated by Timothy Moore II almost 3 years ago

  • Related to Feature #45178: Move strings from Directory Services section into helptext files added

#19 Updated by Dru Lavigne almost 3 years ago

  • Subject changed from Update documentation about Backup Domain Controllers under Directory Services/Active Directory to Rework Domain Controller and Global Catalog Server field descriptions in Guide
  • Status changed from In Progress to Ready for Testing
  • Needs Doc changed from Yes to No
  • Needs Merging changed from Yes to No

#20 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Ready for Testing to Done
  • Needs QA changed from Yes to No

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