Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Deployment Planning Guide

Chapter 3 Usage Analysis for Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Usage analysis involves identifying the users of your system and determining the usage patterns for those users. In doing so, a usage analysis enables you to determine expected load conditions on your directory service.

Usage Analysis Factors

Your reasons for offering Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition as an identity management solution have a direct effect on how you deploy the server.

During usage analysis, interview users whenever possible. Research existing data on usage patterns, and interview builders and administrators of previous systems. A usage analysis should provide you with the data that enables you to determine the service requirements that are described in Chapter 5, Defining Service Level Agreements.

The information that should come out of a usage analysis includes the following:

For more information about usage analysis, see the Sun Java Enterprise System Deployment Planning Guide.