The basic procedures for installing and configuring Directory Server are as follows:
Install and configure Directory Server on the computer systems specified in your deployment architecture. When you install Directory Server, you specify the base, or root, DN for the directory tree and the administrator accounts.
Start and verify all of the Directory Server instances.
If your solution uses load balancing, verify that the load balancing is routing requests among the Directory Server instances.
If your solution uses Directory Server multi-mastering replication, shut down all but one of the Directory Server instances.
Install and configure the other Java Enterprise System components in your solution. Depending on what other components are used in your solution, installing and configuring the other component instances can add configuration data to the directory, update the LDAP schema, or modify the LDAP directory tree. The effects of installing and configuring other components are described in the following sections, component by components.
If your solution uses multi-mastering replication, you complete the configuration of Directory Server after all other components are installed and configured. The basic steps for this are as follows:
After all other components are installed and configure, restart the Directory Server instances that you shut down in A.
Configure multi-master replication. This will synchronize the contents of the directories (copies the data from the one instance that ran throughout the installation and configuration process to all of the newly started instances).