In order to forward the client requests to the remote LDAP server using the distribution feature of the Sun OpenDS Standard Edition proxy, you need:
a distribution workflow element
a distribution algorithm
one or more distribution partitions (typically one per remote LDAP server)
A distribution workflow element can only have one distribution algorithm, which defines how data is distributed. On the other hand, one distribution algorithm can use many partitions.
This topic covers all the administration tasks possible for a distribution workflow element, distribution algorithm, and distribution partitions once a Sun OpenDS Standard Edition proxy with distribution is setup. For information on setting up a deployment with distribution using the vdp-setup GUI, see To Configure Simple Distribution in Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.2 Installation Guide.
The following examples describe how to configure distribution using the dsconfig command.
All the commands in the following procedures specify the proxy hostname (-h), the proxy admin port (-p), the bind DN (-D), and the bind password (-w). The following examples use the -X option to trust all certificates.