This section describes how Directory Proxy Server provides a single point of access to different parts of a subtree stored in multiple data sources. To route requests for different parts of a subtree, Directory Proxy Server uses a distribution algorithm. In the example in this section, Directory Proxy Server uses the numeric distribution algorithm. For more information about distribution algorithms, see Distributing Entries In a Subtree to Different Data Views.
The example in this section contains two data views with the same base DN. A numeric distribution algorithm is used to separate entries into different data views. A data source pool is configured for each set of data-equivalent data sources. Figure 17–6 shows the example deployment.
Directory Proxy Server exposes a request to the data view which satisfies the following conditions:
The DN targeted by the request is subordinate to the base DN of the data view
The parameters of the requests match the pattern specified by the distribution algorithm in the data view
When a request is exposed to a data view, the request is forwarded to the data source pool specified by the data view.
If a request that does not match the conditions of any data view, Directory Proxy Server returns an error.
For information about how to configure a data view to provide a single point of access to different parts of subtree on multiple data sources, see Data Views That Provide a Single Point of Access When Different Parts of a Subtree Are Stored in Different Data Sources in Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Administration Guide.