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Part I Overview of Deployment Planning for Directory Server Enterprise Edition

1.  Introduction to Deployment Planning for Directory Server Enterprise Edition

2.  Business Analysis for Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Part II Technical Requirements

3.  Usage Analysis for Directory Server Enterprise Edition

4.  Defining Data Characteristics

Determining Data Sources and Ownership

Identifying Data Sources

Determining Data Ownership

Distinguishing Between User and Configuration Data

Identifying Data From Disparate Data Sources

Designing the DIT

Choosing a Suffix

Creating the DIT Structure and Naming Entries

Branch Points and Naming Considerations

Replication Considerations

Access Control Considerations

Designing a Directory Schema

Schema Design Process

Maintaining Data Consistency

Other Directory Data Resources

5.  Defining Service Level Agreements

6.  Tuning System Characteristics and Hardware Sizing

7.  Identifying Security Requirements

8.  Identifying Administration and Monitoring Requirements

Part III Logical Design

9.  Designing a Basic Deployment

10.  Designing a Scaled Deployment

11.  Designing a Global Deployment

12.  Designing a Highly Available Deployment

Part IV Advanced Deployment Topics

13.  Using LDAP-Based Naming With Solaris

14.  Deploying a Virtual Directory

15.  Designing a Deployment With Synchronized Data


Chapter 4

Defining Data Characteristics

The type of data in your directory determines how you structure the directory, who can access the data, and how access is granted. Data types can include, among others, user names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and information about groups to which users belong.

This chapter explains how to locate, categorize, structure, and organize data. It also explains how to map data to the Directory Server schema. This chapter covers the following topics: