Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Deployment Planning Guide

Defining Availability Requirements

Availability implies an agreed minimum up time and level of performance for your directory service. Failure, in this context, is defined as anything that prevents the directory service from providing this minimum level of service.

In assessing availability requirements, consider the following:

For suggestions on deploying a highly available directory service, see Chapter 12, Designing a Highly Available Deployment.