DSEE includes a completely new administration architecture. Before you can evaluate the features of DSEE, you need to understand the basics of this new architecture.
In DSEE 6.x, all previous administrative interfaces (the Java console and the ldapmodify and ldapsearch commands) are replaced by two new administrative interfaces:
A web-based console
A command-line interface
As an administrator, you can perform most administrative tasks with either interface. The following figure illustrates the DSEE administration framework.
This administration framework supports Directory Server and Directory Proxy Server and consists of the following components:
Directory Service Control Center (DSCC). The graphical user interface used to administer Directory Server and Directory Proxy Server instances. The DSCC plugs into the Sun Java Web Console. The DSCC registry maintains a list of registered Directory Servers and Directory Proxy Servers and enables you to group multiple server instances into a single directory service.
DSCC agents. One DSCC agent runs on each server through which you remotely administer Directory Server or Directory Proxy Server. The DSCC agent runs the local Directory Server and Directory Proxy Server commands for administering local instances of Directory Server.
Directory Server and Directory Proxy Server product installation on local or remote servers.
Directory Server and Directory Proxy Server instances created on local or remote servers.
Although this guide provides information about both the console and the command-line interface (CLI), the console is usually shown when illustrating a feature.
For a more in-depth description of the new administration model, see Directory Server Enterprise Edition Administration Model in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Deployment Planning Guide.