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Part I Overview of Deployment Planning for Directory Server Enterprise Edition

1.  Introduction to Deployment Planning for Directory Server Enterprise Edition

2.  Business Analysis for Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Part II Technical Requirements

3.  Usage Analysis for Directory Server Enterprise Edition

4.  Defining Data Characteristics

5.  Defining Service Level Agreements

6.  Tuning System Characteristics and Hardware Sizing

7.  Identifying Security Requirements

8.  Identifying Administration and Monitoring Requirements

Directory Server Enterprise Edition Administration Model

Remote Administration

Designing Backup and Restore Policies

High-Level Backup and Recovery Principles

Choosing a Backup Method

Binary Backup

Backup to LDIF

Choosing a Restoration Method

Binary Restore

Restoration From LDIF

Designing a Logging Strategy

Defining Logging Policies

Defining Log File Creation Policies

Defining Log File Deletion Policies

Manually Creating and Deleting Log Files

Defining Permissions on Log Files

Designing a Monitoring Strategy

Monitoring Tools Provided With Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Identifying Monitoring Areas

Part III Logical Design

9.  Designing a Basic Deployment

10.  Designing a Scaled Deployment

11.  Designing a Global Deployment

12.  Designing a Highly Available Deployment

Part IV Advanced Deployment Topics

13.  Using LDAP-Based Naming With Solaris

14.  Deploying a Virtual Directory

15.  Designing a Deployment With Synchronized Data


Designing a Monitoring Strategy

An effective monitoring and event management strategy is crucial to a successful deployment. Such a strategy defines which events should be monitored, which tools to use, and what action to take should an event occur. If you have a plan for commonplace events, possible outages and reduced levels of service can be prevented. This strategy improves the availability and quality of service of your directory.

To design a monitoring strategy, do the following:

Monitoring Tools Provided With Directory Server Enterprise Edition

This section provides a summary of the monitoring tools that are available in Directory Server Enterprise Edition as well as additional tools that can be used to monitor server activity.

The monitoring areas described in Identifying Monitoring Areas can be monitored using one or more of these tools.

Identifying Monitoring Areas

What you monitor, and to what extent, depends on your specific deployment. In general, however, include the following elements in your monitoring strategy: