NIS+ Transition Guide

Number of Supported Domains

To begin, you assign one master server to each domain in the hierarchy. Figure 2-4 shows one possible assignment.

Figure 2-4 Assigning Servers to Domains


Add one or more replicas to each domain. Replicas allow requests to be answered even if the master server is temporarily out of service. (See "Designing the Namespace Structure" for information on how many replicas to use.)

Figure 2-5 Adding Replicas to a Domain