Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1

Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1 is now publicly available, about 3 months after the release of DSEE 6.0.

In this update release, you will get 2 major enhancements over version 6.0.

  • DSCC (the Graphical User Interface) is now available as a WAR file, that can be deployed either in Sun Application Server (8.2, ie the one available in JavaES R5) or Tomcat 5.5.
  • dsadm has a new command "repack" that allows an administrator to "compact" the database files and optimized the database disk utilization.

It also includes other small changes that improved the ease of use and reliability of both Directory Server and Directory Proxy Server.

You can get it from the Directory Server Enterprise Edition Download page.
Since DSEE 6.0 was delivered on many platforms (Solaris sparc, Solaris x86, Solaris x64, Linux, HP-UX and Windows) and 2 flavors of each (the native package version also known as the Java ES 5 version, and the zip version), you need to make sure you get the right update version for your platform. The download wizard is a great help for this. One warning though, if you're looking to update DSEE on a Solaris x86 system. We do make a difference between Solaris 9 x86 (ie a 32bit architecture, which is also supported on Solaris 10) and the Solaris 10 x64 (which is the 64bit version only supported on Solaris 10 with AMD or Intel 64-bit processors).

Make sure you install the required system patches first (for Native packages), the localization patches before the DSEE one. And if installing on Solaris 10 Containers (zones), the system patches are to be applied in the global zone.

The next release of DSEE is already being worked on (and mostly done), and will be available with Java Enterprise System 5 Update 1.
Future updates are also already in the works... Stay tuned.

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This is the blog of a senior software engineer, specialized in LDAP, Directory Server and OpenDS. Ludovic Poitou works in France at the Grenoble Engineering Center, in the Directory Services Engineering team. Outside work, I love skiing and taking photo

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