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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

Host System Characteristics

Port Numbers

Directory Server and Directory Proxy Server LDAP and LDAPS Port Numbers

Directory Server DSML Port Numbers

Directory Service Control Center and Common Agent Container Port Numbers

Identity Synchronization for Windows Port Numbers

Hardware Sizing For Directory Service Control Center

Hardware Sizing For Directory Proxy Server

Configuring Virtual Memory

Configuring Worker Threads and Backend Connections

Disk Space for Directory Proxy Server

Network Connections for Directory Proxy Server

Hardware Sizing For Directory Server

The Tuning Process

Making Sample Directory Data

What to Configure and Why

Directory Server Database Page Size

Directory Server Cache Sizes

Directory Server Indexes

Directory Server Administration Files

Directory Server Replication

Directory Server Threads and File Descriptors

Directory Server Growth

Top Tuning Tips

Simulating Client Application Load

Directory Server and Processors

Directory Server and Memory

Directory Server and Local Disk Space

Directory Server and Network Connectivity

Limiting Directory Server Resources Available to Clients

Limiting System Resources Used By Directory Server

Operating System Tuning For Directory Server

Operating System Version and Patch Support

Basic Security Checks

Accurate System Clock Time

Restart When System Reboots

System-Specific Tuning With The idsktune Command

File Descriptor Settings

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Settings

Physical Capabilities of Directory Server

Other Tips to Improve Overall Performance

Tuning Cache Settings

Basic Tuning Recommendations

For Maximum Search Rate (Searches Only)

For Maximum Modification Rate (Modifications Only)

Small, Medium, and Large Data Sets

Optimum Search Performance (Searches Only)

Optimum Modify Performance (Modifications Only)

Tuning Indexes for Performance

Basic Directory Server Sizing Example: Disk and Memory Requirements

System Characteristics

Preparing a Directory Server Instance

Populating the Suffix With 10,000 Sample Directory Entries

Populating the Suffix With 100,000 Sample Directory Entries

Populating the Suffix With 1,000,000 Sample Directory Entries

Summary of Observations

7.  Identifying Security Requirements

8.  Identifying Administration and Monitoring Requirements

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


Chapter 6

Tuning System Characteristics and Hardware Sizing

A Directory Server Enterprise Edition deployment requires that certain system characteristics be defined at the outset. This chapter describes the system information that you need to address in the planning phase of your deployment.

This chapter covers the following topics: