Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6: Maintenance Operations

4 Day Course
Code DIR-2340

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Sun Java System Directory Server (5 topics)

  • Describe the directory information tree (DIT)
  • Describe the DSEE installation directory
  • Describe the Directory Service Control Center (DSCC)
  • Identify server processes
  • Describe the LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF)

Searching and Modifying Directory Content (2 topics)

  • Use the ldapsearch utility to search a directory
  • Use the ldapmodify utility to change directory content

Using Directory Server Log Files (4 topics)

  • Describe Directory Server log files
  • Describe LDAP result codes
  • Analyze Access Logs
  • Configure Logging Options

Securing Directory Server Access (7 topics)

  • Describe Directory Server security methods
  • Describe authentication
  • Describe attribute encryption
  • Describe access control
  • List the default access control instructions (ACIs)provided with Directory Server
  • Describe special user access control
  • View access permissions on directory entries

Enforcing Password Policies (4 topics)

  • Describe password policies
  • Define a server-wide password policy
  • Define multiple password policies
  • Activate and deactivate accounts

Certificates With Directory Server (4 topics)

  • Describe the benefits of using TLS/SSL
  • Describe the steps to create and install self-signed and Certificate Authority-issued Certificates
  • Enable TLS/SSL on the Directory Server using a Self-Signed certificate
  • Configure command line tools to use TLS/SSL

Backing Up and Restoring Directory Server Databases (5 topics)

  • Describe Directory Server databases, database files, and backup and recovery utilities
  • Back up Directory Server databases
  • Restore Directory Server databases
  • Export a directory database to LDIF
  • Import a directory database from LDIF

Replicating Directory Server Data (7 topics)

  • Describe replication concepts
  • Describe basic replication topologies
  • Configure consumer and supplier servers
  • Monitor replication status
  • Diagnose and resolve multimaster replication issues
  • Describe configuration and schema replication
  • Describe ACI and password policy issues

Tuning Directory Server Performance (4 topics)

  • Tune the operating system for optimal Directory Server performance by running the idsktune utility
  • Tune read performance by managing indexes, configuring the nsslapd-allidsthreshold setting, configuring cache sizes, and configuring search limit settings
  • Tune write performance by optimizing indexes, increasing disk throughput, and minimizing write traffic
  • Identify system monitoring tool

Configuring for Directory Server Failover (3 topics)

  • Describe the impact of a Directory Server failure
  • Describe failover strategies
  • Configure failover using Directory Proxy Server

Migrating to Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.x (3 topics)

  • Describe the migration process from Directory Server 5.1 or 5.2 to Directory Server 6.x
  • Identify some migration considerations


Prior to taking this course, you should be able to: - Perform basic UNIX tasks - Understand basic UNIX commands - Describe Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) services at a high level - Describe features of the Sun Java System Directory Server 5.x (Directory Server) - Install Directory Server - Understand basic configuration tasks