Summary of Steps for Configuring Replication assumes that you are replicating a single suffix. If you are replicating more than one suffix, you can configure the suffixes in parallel on each server. In other words, you can repeat each step to configure replication on multiple suffixes.
The rest of this chapter contains detailed instructions on how to configure replication.
You can use DSCC to perform this task. For information, see Directory Service Control Center Interface and the DSCC online help.
To configure any replication topology, follow the general steps as outline in this procedure.
Do the following on all servers that contain a dedicated consumer replica:
If applicable, do the following on all servers that contain a hub replicated suffix:
Do the following on all servers that contain a master replicated suffix:
Create a suffix for the master replicated suffix.
Enable the master replicated suffix.
(Optional) Configure the advanced master settings.
Make sure that you enable all replicas before you create a replication agreement so that you can initialize consumer replicas immediately after you create the replication agreement. Consumer initialization is always the last stage in setting up replication.
Ensure your replication manager configuration is complete.
If you plan to use the default manager, set the default replication manager password on all servers. See To Change the Default Replication Manager Password.
If you plan to use a non-default replication manager, define the alternative replication manager entry on all servers. See Using a Non-Default Replication Manager.
Create replication agreements on all master replicas as follows:
Between masters in a multimaster topology
Between masters and their dedicated consumers
Between masters and hub replicas
(Optional) If you want to use fractional replication, configure it now.
(Optional) If you want to use replication priority, configure it now.
See Replication Priority.
Configure replication agreements between the hub replicas and their consumers.
For multimaster replication, initialize all masters from the same master replica that contains the original copy of the data.
Initialize the hub and consumer replicas.