Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:59:30 -0400
From: Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam(a)opengroupware.us>
Subject: Re: Advice/comments on deploying openLDAP in a VirtualBox
On Wed, 2009-09-23 at 00:23 +0530, Arun Khan wrote:
> I have completed the prototyping of openldap, samba/pdc, on a
> VirtualBox appliance. The setup works fine with 4-5 different
> desktop clients connecting to
> the services.
> Appliance details: VirtualBox 3.0.6 - 512MB RAM, 8MB Video RAM, 9GB
> VDI with 1GB Swap and CentOS 5.3 64bit).
> I am considering deploying this appliance into production with 1GB
> RAM. The no. of clients connecting to the server will be approx. 150.
> Has anyone deployed openLDAP + Samba/PDC in a VirtualBox appliance?
I don't know anything about Virtual Box but I operate an OpenLDAP +
Samba/PDC for 300+ used on an ESX VM with roughly the allocated
resources you specify [although I have no idea about "Video RAM" or
"VDI"]. I imagine the performance of the underlying host may matter
more than your specific allocations so long as process fit into the
Much thanks for sharing your experience and validating the deployment
openLDAP+Samba/PDC in a virtual environment.
The VirtualBox VideoRam is applicable only for graphical display and
VDI == VirtualDiskImage (it is the file that contains the VM).
-- Arun Khan