You can use the logconv command to analyze the Directory Server access logs. This command extracts usage statistics and counts the occurrences of significant events. For more information about this tool, see logconv(1).
For example, run the logconv command as follows:
# logconv -s 50 -efcibaltnxgju access > analysis.access
Check the output file for the following:
Unindexed searches (notes=U)
If unindexed searches are present, search for the associated indexes using the dsconf list-indexes command. If the index exists, then you may be reaching the limit of your all-ids-threshold property. This property defines the maximum number of values per index key in an index list. Increase the all-ids-threshold and reindex.
If the index does not exist, then you need to create the index and then reindex. For information about creating an index, see To Create Indexes in Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Administration Guide.
High file descriptor consumption
To manage a problem with file descriptor consumption you may need to request to increase the file descriptors available at the system level. You may want to reduce the number of persistent searches (notes=persistent), modify the client applications that do not disconnect, or reduce the idle timeout value set by the nsslapd-idletimeout property.
Searches with long etimes or that return many entries
For example. if the etime is 344, grep the access log for etime 344. The access log tells you the connection and operation. You can use this information to see what the operation was doing when the performance drop occurred, when the connection was opened, and who was the binding user. If all of the same operations have long etimes, that points to a problem with a particular operation. If the same binding user is always associated with a long etime, this suggests an ACI issue.
If you suspect an ACI problem with the binding user, prove it by running the same operation with the Directory Manager user, who is not subject to ACIs.
Searches on the uniquemember attribute or on the wrong filters.
Look on SunSolve for static group performance hot patches. Run your search by specifying the nsslapd-search-tune attribute.
Long ADDand MOD operations