[CentOS] file sharing?

Sat Apr 10 17:22:07 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Roland Roland wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've inherited from a previous It personnel a centos server which works 
> as a fileserver and at the same time has one Vmware (windows xp) working 
> on it.
> due to file server data load, the windows xp services get unreachable 
> until the data transfer from the fileserver itself slows down..
> the NIC max out its transfer speed..
> the same server has two * 1 GB nics
> one is currently being used..
> my question is this:
> is there a way to make the afp/smb services work only one ONE nic..
> in other words users accessing the shared files from a specific NIC..
> that way I can divide the load. file transfers goes from one NIC and 
> windows services gets reached from the other..(different IPs)
> doo all this make any sense? is there any other way of solving this 
> (other than moving the VM elsewhere) ?
> thanks in advance for yoru help Smile emoticon

I'd leave the file sharing side alone and change the Vmware settings to bridge 
to the other NIC - and I think you can do that without even giving it an IP 
address on the centos side which will avoid routing problems if they live on the 
same subnet.

Longer term, you might want to look at putting VMware ESXi on the bare metal and 
running the Centos and windows servers as separate guests.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com