No luck. Got it to run without errors, but getent never returned anything from AD - only from "files".
So, using realmd I configured sssd on a Centos 7 vm. With some help from our Windows people, got it to work. Copied the sssd.conf, krb5.conf, and krb5.keytab to a fresh sles11.4 vm that has the same name as the Centos vm. sssd fails complaining that /usr/lib64/sssd/libsss_ad.so does not exist. Sigh.
Does sssd actually work in sles11sp4? We need AD with Kerberos, real UID/GIDs, netgroups, and auto-mounted homedirs for this to be a success.