SAMBA+ Container is a new way to use Samba as a file server: SerNet provides the Ubuntu container with SAMBA+ ready-to-use. The Samba file server container introduces an easy to operate script called "csmb" – utilizing "csmb" ensures setting up a fileserver to be pretty simple and quick.
The SAMBA+ Fileserver Container is available in the SAMBA+ Shop as a subscription for 1 to 3 years. Subscriptions are managed via OPOSSO at https://oposso.samba.plus. Detailed instructions for the Samba Container are featured in the SAMBA+ How-to.
Advantages of SAMBA+ Container
The container comes with all the advantages that characterize SAMBA+ as well. In addition, the advantages of running Samba in a container are e.g.:
- fast deployment
- no installation of RPM or DEB packages necessary
- the operating system (Ubuntu) does not need to be maintained
- upgrades are pretty fast and simple
- the container can be easily ported to any other system
- upgrading can be done parallel to the existing system, easy fallback is possible
- SAMBA+ Container effectively saves time and costs
The SAMBA+ fileserver container can be setup either as a standalone server (users are stored locally) or as a domain member server (being part of an existing domain).
To update the container or the Samba version, you just need to download the new version and re-create the container.
Support for SAMBA+ Container
Support for a SAMBA+ Container subscription can be added by buying SAMBA+ support budgets or by signing a support contract with us. All issues regarding Samba, SAMBA+ and the SAMBA+ Container, i.e. configuration, installation, planning or operation, is covered. For any question, please contact us at contact@ – we'll be happy to help. sernet.com
SAMBA+ Container for AD DC (coming soon)
Team Samba at SerNet is working on a dedicated container for Active Directory Domain Controllers which will be available soon. At the moment, the SAMBA+ Container is not made for AD DCs. Also print serving is currently not supported. Please contact us for detailed information about the current status of the development progress.