The legacy command-line tools for managing Directory Server instances are deprecated.
The following tools have already been removed.
The following tools might be removed from a future release.
The new command line tools, dsadm and dsconf, and other commands replace the functionality provided by the tools listed. See Command Line Changes in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Migration Guide for details.
For a detailed discussion of administration related Directory Server changes, see Chapter 5, Architectural Changes in Directory Server, in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Migration Guide.
Before migrating a replicated server topology, review Chapter 4, Migrating a Replicated Topology, in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Migration Guide. Support for legacy replication with Directory Server 4 has been removed from this release. Sun Microsystems ended support for Directory Server 4 in January 2004.
When you create a Directory Server instance, password policy is configured initially backwards-compatible. After upgrading, you change the compatibility mode to enable richer password policy configuration. Directory Server manages the conversion. In a future release, the backwards-compatible password policy configuration might be removed.
Also, when you create a Directory Server instance, support for the modify DN operation is disabled. After upgrade all server instances in your replication topology, the modify DN operation can be replicated properly. At that point, you can enable support for the modify DN operation on each server instances. Use the dsconf set-server-prop moddn-enabled:on command for this purpose.
Directory Server chaining is deprecated and might be removed in a future release. Chaining is not configurable through Directory Service Control Center, nor is chaining configurable through the new command line tools. Most deployments enabled by chaining are now enabled using features of Directory Proxy Server. For example, data distribution, global account lockout across an entire replication topology, and merging directory information trees can be done with Directory Proxy Server. For legacy applications that continue to rely on chaining, you can configure the chained suffix plug-in with the ldapmodify command to set attributes for chaining. The attributes are listed in dse.ldif(4).
Chapter 2, Changes to the Plug-In API Since Directory Server 5.2, in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Developer’s Guide and Chapter 3, Changes to the Plug-In API From Directory Server 4 to Directory Server 5.2, in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Developer’s Guide detail plug-in API changes. Interfaces identified there as deprecated might be removed in a future release.