[CentOS-virt] Domain Controllers virtualized KVM

Nico Kadel-Garcia

nkadel at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 12:21:26 UTC 2014

On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM, David Vrabel <david.vrabel at citrix.com> wrote:
> On 15/10/14 09:54, Andry Michaelidou wrote:
>> Hello to you all!
>> We are implementing here at the University KVM virtualization for our
>> servers and services and i was wondering if anyone virtualized domain
>> cotrollers to KVM.
>> Does anyone done this before? Any advice?
> If you need to support restoring your Windows domain controller VM from
> a snapshot or you need to live migrate it then you need Server 2012 and
> a hypervisor that provides a VM generation ID.
> I don't believe KVM supports this and it's only available in Xen in the
> upcoming Xen 4.5 release.
> David

Samba also works fine in virtualization. I've been publishing tools to
build Samba 4.1, capable of acting as a fairly drop-in replacement for
Active Directory,  for RHEL 6 (and thus compatible with CentOS and
Scientific Linux 6) over at  My toolkit is over at

If you've worked your way up to CentOS 7, RHEL 7, etc., Samba 4.1.1 is
built-in and much easier to update as needed.

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