Using Samba in IBM Spectrum Scale (sambaXP 2020)

Christof Schmitt talks about "Lessons learned from using Samba in IBM Spectrum Scale" in this sambaXP 2020 talk. He is a member of the international Samba team since 2013 and works as Software Engineer Spectrum Scale for IBM in Tucson, Arizona (LinkedIn).


IBM Spectrum Scale is a software defined storage offering of a clustered file system bundled together with other services. Samba is included as part of the product to provide a clustered SMB file server and integration into Active Directory. This talk discusses from a development point of view the integration of Samba into a storage product and what the development team has learned over the years. Topics include the requirement for automated testing on multiple levels and the collaboration with the upstream Samba project. Examples illustrate problems encountered over time and how they have been solved. Further topics are challenges that have been solved and gaps that have been seen with the usage of Samba.

About the "sambaXP 2020 Retrospective"

In this series we will present recordings of the sambaXP 2020 in the coming weeks. These were selected by SerNet's "Team Samba". The 19th edition of the international conference on the open source software Samba took place from 26 - 28 May 2020 for the first time exclusively in digital form. Due to the changed event format and the use of an online conference platform, organizer SerNet is able to offer all talks as videos for viewing (link).

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