Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Release Notes

Behavioral Changes in Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0

This section includes all the behavioral changes that are made in this release.

Change in Product Layout

The Directory Server Enterprise Edition product layout is changed as mentioned below:

For a complete list of file locations, see Software Layout for Directory Server Enterprise Edition in Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Reference.

Replica Update Vector in LDIF

Starting with Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0, the export process (dsadm export) always puts the Replica Update Vector (RUV) as last entry in the exported LDIF file.

Load Libraries for Sun Microsystems Plug-In From the Installation Directory

Directory Server Enterprise Edition loads the libraries for Sun Microsystems plug-ins from the path where the software is installed. The libraries are no more loaded from the path mentioned in the LDIF.

Optimized Import

Global Import Process

A new threading model improves import performance on multi-core machines.

Parallel Merging

If an import is multi-pass, merging of the indexes happens in parallel if there is enough memory for holding the index and its temporary files. The parallel merging of indexes results in improved performance.

Compliance with RFC 4522

When a search operation returns attributes whose syntax requires binary transfer, it appends the ;binary qualifier to the attribute name. To disable compliance with RFC 4522, set the compat-flag property to no-rfc4522.

New Administrative Commands and Functionality

This sections describes changes in the behavior of administrative commands.

Binary Backup

A binary backup modifies the backup files by running a database recovery, thus flushing backup transaction logs to the backup databases. To leave the backup as it is, use the --flags no-recovery option.

Faster Re-indexing

Re-indexing is performed more efficiently, reusing some recent import techniques and speed improvements.

Index State

The dsconf info command reports which attributes need to be re-indexed (for example, after a configuration change).

Enabled SSL Ciphers in Root DSE

The root DSE contains the list of supported ciphers as reported by the security library. In release 7.0, the root DSE also contains the ciphers that are available for SSL negotiation under the enabledSSLCiphers attribute, and it is by default a subset of all the supported ciphers.