Sun Java System Calendar Server 6.3 Administration Guide

5.1.1 CLD Plug-in Overview for Calendar Server Version 6.3

The Calendar Lookup Database (CLD) plug-in provides horizontal scalability of the calendar database by allowing user and resource calendars to be distributed over a number of back-end servers for a single calendar instance. When the calendar database is distributed over several back-end servers, Calendar Server uses the CLD plug-in to determine the actual server where a calendar is stored.

Calendar Server accesses the calendar data on the back-end server using the Database Wire Protocol (DWP). DWP is an internal protocol that runs as the csdwpd service and provides the networking capability for the calendar database.