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Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.2 Deployment Planning Guide

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1.  Overview of Sun OpenDS Standard Edition

2.  Overview of the Directory Server

3.  Overview of the Proxy Server

4.  Building Blocks of the Proxy Server

Overview of the Proxy Server

Network Groups


Workflow Element

Load Balancing Using the Proxy

Proportional Load Balancing

Failover Load Balancing

Saturation Load Balancing

Data Distribution Using the Proxy

Numeric Distribution

Lexico Distribution

DN Pattern Distribution

Global Index Catalog

5.  Example Deployments Using the Directory Server

6.  Example Deployments Using the Proxy Server

7.  Simple Proxy Deployments Using the Command Line Interface

8.  Deploying Advanced Proxy Architectures

Numeric Distribution

With a distribution using numeric algorithm, the Sun OpenDS Standard Edition proxy forwards requests to one of the partitions, based on the numeric value of the first RDN after the distribution base DN in the request. When you set up distribution with numeric algorithm in Sun OpenDS Standard Edition proxy, you split the data of your database into different partitions based on a numerical value of the attribute of your choice, as long as the attribute represents a numerical string. The Sun OpenDS Standard Edition proxy then forwards all client requests to the appropriate partition, using the same numeric algorithm.

For example, you could split your data into two partitions based on the uid of the entries, as illustrated in Figure 4-7.

Figure 4-7
Numeric Distribution Example
Numeric distribution over two partitions, based on uid.

In this example, a search for an entry with a uid of 1111 is sent to Partition 1, while a search for an entry with a uid of 2345 is sent to Partition 2. Any request for an entry with a uid outside the scope of the partitions defined will indicate that no such entry exists.

Note - The upper boundary limit of a distribution algorithm is exclusive. This means that a search for uid 3000 in the example above returns an error indicating that the entry does not exist.

Example 4-4
Examples of Searches Using Numeric Distribution Algorithm

The following search will be successful:

$ ldapsearch -b "uid=1010,ou=people,cn=example,cn=com" "cn=Ben"

However, the following searches will indicate that the entry does not exist (with result code 32):

$ ldapsearch -b "uid=1010,o=admin,ou=people,cn=example,cn=com" "objectclass=*"
$ ldapsearch -b "uid=99,ou=people,cn=example,cn=com" "objectclass=*"

The following search will be broadcast, as the Sun OpenDS Standard Edition proxy cannot determine the partition to which the entry belongs, using the distribution algorithm defined above:

$ ldapsearch -b "ou=people,cn=example,cn=com" "uid=*"