You can use the vdp-setup GUI or command line to install the Sun OpenDS Standard Edition proxy. During the Deployment Options step of the GUI version of vdp-setup, you have the option of creating global indexes.
You are not obliged to create global indexes at this stage, but for convenience it is possible during the Sun OpenDS Standard Edition proxy installation process to establish which attributes you want to select for global indexes, and vdp-setup then performs the following actions:
The vdp-setup tool automatically creates a global index catalog, by default named gi-catalog.
The vdp-setup tool populates the global index catalog with global indexes of the attributes you selected. The vdp-setup tool associates all global indexes to the same default global index catalog, named gi-catalog, and creates a global index replication administrator with the same password as the directory manager.
You can see the actions that vdp-setup performs by checking the selecting the Show Commands option during installation, or by checking the vdp-setup log file after installation is complete. On UNIX systems, the log file is located at install-dir/logs/vdp-setup. On Microsoft Windows systems, the log file is located at install-dir\logs\vdp-setup. For information on the vdp-setup log file, see Accessing Logs in Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.2 Administration Guide.
You can also choose to ignore the option to have vdp-setup create a global index catalog for you, and you can instead manually create and populate global index catalogs later, as described in To Create a Global Index Catalog Containing Global Indexes in Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.2 Administration Guide.
Note - During the Global Index creation in vdp-setp, all available attributes are listed. Choose only those attributes that contain unique values.
If necessary, use the split-ldif command to divide LDIF files into files containing the expected data for global indexes. For more information, see To Create a Global Index Catalog Containing Global Indexes in Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.2 Administration Guide.