DSCC displays the servers that you have registered in DSCC.
If the machine on which you have installed DSCC fails, you can install DSCC on another machine and then reregister your servers. However, this can be time-consuming. If you want to have immediate access to your servers through DSCC, you can configure DSCC failover.
To configure DSCC failover, take the following considerations into account:
All information for registered servers is stored in the DSCC registry. This registry is a Directory Server instance. You can use the administration commands dsadm and dsconf to manage the registry.
The DSCC registry has the following default characteristics:
Solaris — /var/opt/SUNWdsee/dscc6/dcc/ads
Linux and HP-UX — /var/opt/sun/dscc6/dcc/ads
Windows — C:\Program Files\Sun\DSEE\var\dscc6\dcc\ads
LDAP 3998, LDAPS 3999
After you have installed DSCC on two or more machines, you can set up replication between the DSCC registry suffixes. Use the replication command-line procedures described in Chapter 11, Directory Server Replication. Alternatively, for an example of setting up a simple replication configuration, dsconf(1M) man page.
After replication is set up, you can access the same servers that are registered in DSCC from different machines. For example, if you set up replication between the DSCC registry suffixes on host1 and host2, you can manage the same servers using DSCC on either https://host1:6789 or https://host2:6789. In case of host failure, access DSCC from the other host.