Before you start with the product installation, make sure you read the support and licensing information thoroughly.
Sun Software Service Standard, Premium and Premium Plus plan offerings are available for Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition and can be purchased either through a Sun sales representative, an authorized Sun reseller, or online at http://www.sun.com/sales/index.jsp. These service plans include telephone and online technical support, on-demand software updates, online system administration resources, support notification services and one-stop interoperability assistance (Premium and Premium Plus plans only). In addition, the Premium Plus plan features a customer advocate and a customer-focused support team.
For complete feature set information, visit: http://www.sun.com/service/serviceplans/software/overview.xml
Customers wishing to buy a maintenance contract for the free 200,000 Directory Server entries included in Solaris can also purchase a Sun Software Service plan through a Sun sales representative or authorized Sun reseller.
You may access the service lists describing all Sun service program offerings at: http://www.sun.com/servicelist
Licenses are provided based on the number of entries you plan to manage using Directory Server Enterprise Edition. After a license is provided, you can replicate the entries as many times as required to get maximum flexibility out of your directory implementation. The only condition is that you do not change any of the replicated entries and store all of the replicated entries on the same operating system. If the replicated entries are stored on any other operating system, you must purchase a license for those entries.
Solaris provides 200,000 free entries for Directory Server. In this case, you only have license for the core directory server component, not for the other Directory Server Enterprise Edition components. You can purchase an upgrade from core directory server component to full Directory Server Enterprise Edition.
You can review the latest license for a given version of a product before downloading it from http://www.sun.com/software/products/directory_srvr_ee/get.jsp.