Wednesday May 06, 2009

Directory Experts Speak at European Identity Conference

Ludo Poitou and Mark Craig from Sun Microsystems will be a part of two illustrious panels at the European Identity Conference today.  Ludo will be a part of the panel talking about the Identity Bus which is a topic that Felix Gaethens, Kim Cameron, and David Kearns talked about last year.  The discussion should be interesting becasue Sun has some of the products necessary to create the "identity bus" today through OpenDS, DSEE, Virtual Directory, OpenSSO, Identity Manager Connectors, and Netbeans,  You don't need all of these to create the bus but a standards based way of storiing and accessing identities and then leveraging them via other applications or into the cloud are all possible using the tools at Sun.

Mark Craig will be joining Oracle, Radiant Logic and Symlabs in talking about Virtual Directories and their importance to Directory Services.  Sun includes it's virtual directory features as a part of it's core product and license so all customers who use DSEE 6.3 today have a virtual directory already as a part of their license.  Mark will be explaining how customers are using Virtual Directory to do data center consolidation, simplify mergers and acquisitions, and federate faster using Sun's Virtual Directory.

Tuesday Mar 31, 2009

OpenDS in One Image

What is it like working on an open source project?  A lot of people wonder how does it differ.  The nightly builds, the open nature of communication and involvement, the external contributors and the community managers like Ludo Poitou make it a very dynamic environment.  The best way to understand it is to watch this great video that Ludo put together that represents the last three years of activity.  

Thanks Ludo:


Gartner IAM and Ludo's Architect Zone Interview on OpenDS

The identity team was in London for the Gartner Identity Access Management conference last week which was a successful event.  We had the opportunity to meet and talk with some great customers and hear about the Thompson-Reuters implementation of OpenSSO and Directory Server Enterprise Edition serving 300,000 concurrent users with persistent cookies.  This implementation allows traders to get their Reuter's feed on their smartphone and their desktop without having to login twice.  This reduces transaction fees and keeps their business model in tact.  The OpenSSO team did some great engineering work to meet the performance and functional requirements for Thomson-Reuters.  We video-taped the presentation and should have that for your soon.  

Gartner IAM

Also, Ludo Poitou was recently featured in an article on OpenDS in the Architect Zone or DZone.  He describes some of the exciting things happening in the community with MySQL and discusses how to embed OpenDS in applications.  This is a great jump-off point for customers getting started with deploying OpenDS as an identity repository for their application or infrastructure serving email, calendar or network infrastructure.  You can read the whole article here.

Thursday Mar 05, 2009

Are you a Directory Hero?

Are you a Directory Hero?  We want to know. 

In the last three months we have heard from several of you via the IRC chat on OpenDS.org at identity conferences or at user groups around the world about the great projects that leverage the innovations from the OpenDS community.  We have been able to share a few of the great stories via the blogs story site.  Everyone learns from hearing about the ways in which you are using LDAP in your organization.  It is this sharing in the open that makes being a part of an Open Source Software project exciting and a great learning experience. I am reminded of a truism "Share comes before success".

Therefore, we are annoncing a new opportunity for you to share your stories with us at Sun.  If you have deployed OpenDS and are using it please send us a story at the following email address.  Here are some suggested questions that you can answer.  Alternatively, blog or create a video about your implementation and send us the link.  We want to show our appreciation for sharing so for the top 30 stories we receive we will send you a free t-shirt.  Please include an address in your submission. 

Here is what to do:

  1. Step 1:  Download the questionaire.
  2. Step 2:  Answer the questions that apply to your deployment
  3. Step 3:  Create blog or videocast and post somewhere
  4. Step 4:  Share:  Send us the link at the email address above and include questionaire, link to your blog or video and an address for us to send the t-shirt.

Here is the suggested questionaire to guide you through what information the community would like to hear about your implementation.

Questions (Download here) and you don't have to answer them all:

  1. Can you tell us more about your company ?
  2. Can you tell us about the application, site, or service in which you have adopted OpenDS?   [ Note: this is where you can hopefully get some publicity for your  own business or project.  So consider including any hyperlinks,  screenshots, etc. that you would like for us to use in that context.  Also, are you embedding OpenDS in your application?]
  3. How and when did you first find out about OpenDS?
  4. Did you go through an evaluation process before selecting OpenDS? If so, can you tell us a little bit about the process and results?
  5. What specific version of OpenDS are you using?
  6. On what operating system do you run OpenDS? Do you use the same OS for both development and production deployment?
  7. On what hardware platform do you run OpenDS? Do you use the same platform for both development and production deployment?
  8. Have you purchased a OpenDS license? If not, have you thought about doing so and do you know it includes access to patches and sustaining releases (more details from http://wikis.sun.com/display/sunopends)?
  9. What specific features of OpenDS are you using?
  10. What do you like most about OpenDS?
  11. What would you most like to see improved in OpenDS?
  12. Does your application also use a database? If so, which one?
  13. Are there any figures about the scale of your adoption which you would like to share (such as how much traffic is being handled, how many entries are stored in OpenDS, how many servers are used)?
  14. How has OpenDS performed since your application/service went live? Have you run into any production issues which you would attribute to OpenDS?
  15. Would you recommend OpenDS to others? Why?
  16. How does OpenDS figure in your future plans?
  17. How would your describe your participation in the OpenDS project (e.g. user only, submitter of bug reports and RFEs, developer who has contributed code)?
  18. Is there anything else you think would be of interest in a story about your OpenDS adoption?



Wednesday Feb 25, 2009

Directory Server 6.3.1 Released: Download Today

Sun  Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 released.

The 6.3.1 release is a patch to existing 6.x deployment that provides customers with a way to apply the latest fixes and updates found in Directory Server, Directory Proxy Server and Directory Server Control Center components in one installation event. 

Specifically,  the Directory Server 6.3.1 provides fixes to replication issues in mixed DS 5.2 and 6.x topologies, on Directory Proxy Server it improves support for Virtualization (Join and JDBC) and includes additional performance related improvements.  Furthermore this patch release improves overall quality and robustness of deployments.  You can read a consolidated view of all the fixes and updates contained in the release in the Release Notes located here.

It is available in the following forms:
  • Native patch - patches to upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 native packages installed using the Java ES installer
  • Zip compressed archive distribution - patches to Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 zip installations

Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 patches are available through SunSolve Patchzip :

  • 126748-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.9/5.10 Sparc patchzip
  • 126749-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.9_x86 patchzip
  • 126750-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.10_x86, x64 patchzip
  • 126751-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : Linux RHEL3 RHEL4 patchzip
  • 126752-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : HP-UX 11iv2 PA Risc patchzip
  • 126753-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : Windows 2000/2003 Server patchzip

Native Package :

  • 125276-08: Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.9/5.10 Sparc Native Patch
  • 125277-08: Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.9_x86 Native Patch
  • 125278-08: Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.10_x86, x64 Native Patch
  • 125309-08: Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : Linux RHEL3 RHEL4 Native Patch
  • 125311-08: Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 Windows MSI Native Patch

For the detailed information on what you need to install based on your current installation, refer to the Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 Release Notes.

Directory Server Enterprise Edition
Marketing Team


Thursday Dec 11, 2008

Sun Directory Server Provides Infrastructure for Energy Innovators and Reduces Cost

As President-elect Obama announced his Energy Team yesterday, I was excited for two reasons.  One, Steven Chu is a Californian from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and it is nice to see local citizens playing National and Global roles improving our environment.  Two, I am proud to work at Sun because a large number of the energy innovators like Argonne Laboratory, which is also a part of the Department of Energy, are using Sun's Software to provide the backbone of innovation within these organizations.  

Argonne Laboratory uses Directory Server Enterprise Edition to power their collaboration infrastructure.  They also use MySQL, JavaES, OpenSSO Enterprise and Virtualization (e.g. xVM Server) to power their innovation.  You can see a great video with David Salbego, Director of IT Infrastructure at Argonne National Labs regarding his experience and business benefits resulting from Sun solutions. 

BC Hydro also used OpenSSO Enterprise and Directory Server to reduce cost of providing a web portal for their customers to get interact with their organization.  They reduced the use of paper and conserved resources for our environment.  You can read about the solution here.


Wednesday Nov 05, 2008

Gartner Identity Access Management Event, Nov. 10-13, Orlando, FL

Gartner Identity and Access Management conference is happening next week, Nov. 10-12 in Orlando, Florida.  This is a great event that brings together analysts, customers and vendors to share knowledge and experience on important topics that shape the Identity and Security industry.  The Directory Product Line Manager, Nick Wooler, will be attending with a few of other notable Identity Product Managers at Sun including: Daniel Raskin, OpenSSO; Nick Crown, Identity and Role Manager; Craig MacDonald, Identity Manager; and our fearless leader John Barco.

Come by and spend some time with your favorite Identity team.  On Monday, November 10 we will be watching Monday Night Football and talking identity in the Presidential Suite at the Gaylord Hotel at 9:00pm ET.  There will be great food, drinks and music as well as a few discussions about Identity.  We hope to see you there.

And, we will be having a few games of Identity Hero.  If you want to practice, check it out here.

Wednesday Oct 15, 2008

Identity Management Europe User Group in Munich and Burton Catalyst Europe--Prague

The product management team will be attending Burton Catalyst Europe in Prague next week.  This is a great conference that brings together a number of thought leaders and practitioners in the Identity, Security and Dyanmic Data Center spaces to talk about real problems.  One of the tag-lines of the conference is to remove "Vendor-Hype" which is a refreshing approach.  As a vendor we attend the conference to have additional conversations with customers and analysts about the problems teams are experiencing, creative solutions that are being employed to solve those problems, and contribute our voice to where we believe the industry is headed.  

Additionally, while we are in Europe, on Tuesday, October 28 we will be attending the Sun Identity User Group in Munich.  This User Group session is open to all Identity Manager, Access Manager, Directory Server Enterprise Edition, and Federation Manager customers.  For anyone new to this User Group, it is a customer driven forum providing a valuable opportunity for customers to exchange practical and technical knowledge and experiences.  Here is information on the time and location:

Sun Identity Management User Group - EMEA 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Registration & Continental Breakfast will begin at 8:30 am
Sun Microsystems GmbH
Sonnenallee 1
85551 Kirchheim-Heimstetten

The agenda of the User Group can be found here.  You can register for the User Group by going here.

Friday Jul 18, 2008

Sun Directory Services New Home!

Welcome to the new blog for product marketing for Sun Directory Services.  We moved our blog over from the Sun DSEE blog to this new one as we will be adding new products into the mix in early August and want to have a proper home for this information that represents the broad product portfolio that Sun has around Directory Services.  

Please keep your eyes on this blog for updates to our product offerings as well as general product related information from Sun around Directory Services.

Thank You
Sun Directory Services Product Marketing

Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Localized Release Notes

We have just updated and released the localized versions of the release notes for DSEE 6.3 and they can be found at the below locations.

German: http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-4857?l=de
Spanish: http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-4858?l=es
French: http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-4859?l=fr
Japanese: http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-4860?l=ja
Simplified Chinese: http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-4862
Traditional Chinese: http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-4863
Korean: http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-4861

Monday Jun 23, 2008

DSEE 6.3 Windows Native Package Patch Released

We have just released the windows native (MSI) patch for Directory Server Enterprise Edition (DSEE) 6.3.  This patch was originally delayed due to some issues concerning the patching process on Windows. These have now been resolved and you can download the patch from here: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-21-125311-07-1

This patch is only for installations of DSEE that were installed on Windows 2000 or 2003 using the Jave Enterprise System installer.  If you do not have DSEE 6.3 already installed on this system you will need to download the DSEE 6.0 full release for Windows and then apply this patch after you have installed it.  You can download the full DSEEE 6.0 Windows Native MSI installation bundle from the following location:  Directory Server EE 6.0 - java_es-5-identsuite-ga-windows-x86.zip - Part of Identity Management Suite, Multi-language (DS/DPS/Console)

NOTE: This download is actually part of the Sun Identity Suite.  When you download this you can then run the installer and select to install only the Directory Server Enterprise Edition components.  

Another option if you do not have DSEE already installed is to download the 'Compressed Archive" version of the software for Windows which does not use the MSI installer model and requires an App Server (either Tomcat or Sun Java App Server) to run the management console.  You can download this version of the product from: Directory Server EE 6.3 - Zip Distribution, Multi Language, (DS/DPS/DE/ISW/DSRK). This a full installation of DSEE 6.3 so there is no need to install DSEE 6.0 first. 

To understand the difference between the Native Package distribution and the Compressed Archive distribution see the documentation at: http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-2763/install-distributions?a=view

Directory Services Product Management


Sunday Jun 22, 2008

DSEE Software Distributions

This information compares the different Directory Server Enterprise Edition software distributions available and is taken from the main DSEE 6.3 documentation at http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-2763/install-distributions?a=view.

Figure 1–3 The Two Software Distributions

To install all software, get both distributions.

Java Enterprise System Distribution

This section introduces the Java Enterprise System distribution, which comes with the Java ES installer.

The Java ES installer offers a graphical wizard, a command-line interactive wizard, and also silent installation capabilities to add natively packaged software to your system. As this distribution is based on native packages, you must be root to perform the installation with the Java ES installer.

The Java ES installer provides a fresh installation of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on Solaris and Linux. To install Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on Windows, see Installation Procedure Quick Reference in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Installation Guide. Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 is not delivered on HP-UX.

All Java ES software can work together, relying on a common framework of basic components and of libraries. You can therefore install all the software products together on a single system.

The Java ES installation software also facilitates installation of shared components. The software integrates with the system, so you can configure directory services to restart automatically when the operating system reboots. With a native package based installation, you benefit from the package versioning and patching tools that are part of the operating system.

This guide does not describe all installation alternatives available using the Java ES installer. However, this guide addresses the key Java ES installer wizard screens related to Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 software installation. For detailed instructions on using all features of the Java ES installer, see the Java Enterprise System documentation at http://docs.sun.com/coll/1286.3.

Native Patches

This section introduces the native patches that enable you to upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and 6.1 installations.

You must be root to do the installation using native patches. These patches are applied on the top of the existing Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 or 6.1 installation. Native patches contain all the components of Directory Server Enterprise Edition as in Java Enterprise System distribution but upgrade the only components that are already installed as a part of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 or 6.1 installation. You cannot do fresh installation of any of the components in Directory Server Enterprise Edition using native patches.

You can install Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on Windows by installing native patches on the top of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 installation. The Java Enterprise System distribution does not provide fresh installation for Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on Windows.

Zip Distribution

This section introduces the zip distribution, which provides the dsee_deploy(1M) command-line installer.

This distribution offers self-contained software that you can install anywhere on local disk where you have write permission. You can both install and administer zip distribution software as a non-root user.

As zip distribution software is self-contained, each software installation performed from the zip distribution is independent. You can therefore install software from multiple zip distribution versions on the same system. Your system administrator must manually configure the software that you install to restart when the operating system reboots.

Furthermore, with the zip distribution, you must keep careful track of what you have installed, and the patches you have applied.

Comparison of Java Enterprise System Distribution and Zip Distribution

This section identifies the software supported in each distribution.

Both the Java ES and zip distributions allow you to create and configure Directory Server and Directory Proxy Server instances as non-root.

Directory Server Enterprise Edition Software Component 

Java Enterprise System Distribution 

Zip Distribution 

Directory Service Control Center 

Provided 

Provided, configurable by deploying WAR file with application server 

Directory Server 

Provided 

Provided, installable with dsee_deploy

Directory Proxy Server 

Provided 

Provided, installable with dsee_deploy

Directory Editor 

Not provided in this distribution 

Provided, but not installed with dsee_deploy

Identity Synchronization for Windows 

Not provided in this distribution 

Provided, but not installed with dsee_deploy

Directory Server Resource Kit 

Not provided in this distribution 

Provided, installed with dsee_deploy


Note –

A server instance can only be managed by one DSCC.


Identity Synchronization for Windows and Directory Editor software are bundled with the zip distribution, but are not installed using the dsee_deploy command. This guide covers Identity Synchronization for Windows installation. See Part II, Installing Identity Synchronization for Windows, in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Installation Guide.

This guide does not cover installation of Directory Editor software. If you plan to install Directory Editor software, read the installation instructions in the Sun Java System Directory Editor 1 2005Q1 Installation and Configuration Guide.

Sunday Apr 20, 2008

DSEE 6.3 Released

We have just released the latest update in the Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.x product line.  

This patch release brings:

  • Improved performance for some specific deployments. For example, deletion of a suborganization is now faster.

  • Support for the SuSE 10 operating system. See Operating System Requirements for details.

  • Support for HP-UX 11.23 (PA-RISC). See Operating System Requirements for details.

  • Increased flexibility and security for deployments, with the Directory Service Control Center registry allowing port change and listening on addresses defined by an IP address.

  • Reduced disk space used, by purging replication metadata using a new purge-csn option in the dsadm command.

  • Improved interoperability with other products through the Directory Proxy Server, with improved LDAP control support.

  • The Directory Proxy Server allows bind operations to multiple data sources including Active Directory and to Sun Java System Directory Server. Bad password attempts now block users from multiple data sources, increasing security.

  • Install the ZIP distribution as any user on Windows.

You can download Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 software from the following location.

http://www.sun.com/software/products/directory_srvr_ee/get.jsp

The download page serves as a starting point to direct you to the proper downloads depending on the distribution type you need to download.

Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 is available in the following full distributions.

  • ZIP Full distribution (Solaris, Red Hat, SuSE, HP-UX, Windows) - standalone delivery to install Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 or upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and 6.1 and 6.2 ZIP installations.

Identity Synchronization for Windows is not delivered in the Directory Server Enterprise Edition native package distribution and is only available in the ZIP distribution.

Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 is available in the following patch distributions.

  • Native patch – patches to upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2 native packages installed using the Java ES installer.

  • ZIP patch distribution – standalone delivery to install Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 or upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and 6.1 and 6.2 ZIP installations.

    If you are not familiar with the difference between the Native installation and ZIP installation please read the following information in the documentation before upgrading or installing DSEE 6.3:  Directory Server Enterprise Edition Software Distributions


Note –
  1. The patch release for native installations of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on the Microsoft Windows platform is not available at the same time as the patch releases on other platforms. The patch release for native installations of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on the Microsoft Windows platform will be available at a later time and we will update this blog when we have a known date for this.

    Zip distribution is currently available for on the Microsoft Windows platform.

  2. The localization patch files for the native installations have not been released yet on SunSolve but should be available within a week. The ZIP downloads contain all the localization files so there are no extra downloads required for ZIP installations.  We will update this blog once they are available on native installations.

For information on patch numbers, see Software Installation in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Installation Guide.

For the detailed information on what you need to install based on your current installation, refer to the Installation Procedure Quick Reference in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Installation Guide.

Directory Server Enterprise Edition
Marketing Team


Wednesday Apr 16, 2008

DSEE 6.2 Sun Alert - Database integrity issues

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-235361-1

Please see the above link for the official Sun Alert document.  The below information is provided for quick reference only.  

For additional details please also see previous blog entry on this topic: http://blogs.sun.com/dsee/entry/directory_server_6_2_database


Document Audience: PUBLIC
Document ID: 235361
Title: Sun Java System Directory Server 6.2 Database integrity may be compromised
Copyright Notice: Copyright © 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Update Date: Mon Apr 14 00:00:00 MDT 2008

Solution Type Sun Alert
Solution  235361 :   Sun Java System Directory Server 6.2 Database integrity may be compromised

Bug ID: 6642430
Product: Sun Java System Directory Server 6.2, Enterprise Edition
Date of Resolved Release: 14-Apr-2008
SA Document Body: Sun Java System Directory Server 6.2 Database integrity may be compromised

1. Impact

A race condition may cause database pages for Sun Java System Directory Server to not sync to disk, resulting in possible Directory Server Database integrity issues. Depending on which pages are affected, the impact may vary.

2. Contributing Factors

This issue can occur in the following releases for all platforms (Solaris 8, 9, and 10 SPARC and x86 Platforms, Linux, Windows, HP-UX):
  • Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2
Note: Directory Server 6.1, 6.0, 5.2 and 5.1 are not affected by this issue.


To determine if the Directory Server running on a system is affected, the following command can be used:

$ dsadm -V

If the output contains the version string 6.2, the system is affected.

3. Symptoms

Depending on which database page is affected and which operation tries to access it, the resulting error messages can be different, but in the most frequent cases a message similar to the following is logged:

DEBUG - conn=-1 op=-1 msgId=-1 -  libdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery

4. Workaround

There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.

5. Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following releases: (please see blog entry http://blogs.sun.com/dsee/entry/dsee_6_3_released for more details)

DSEE 6.3 Native Package Versions:
  • Solaris 9 and 10 with SPARC patch 125276-07 or later
  • Solaris 9 x86 with patch 125277-07 or later
  • Solaris 10 x86 and x64 with patch 125278-07 or later
  • Linux with patch 125309-07 or later
  • Windows with patch 125311-07 or later
DSEE 6.3 PatchZIP (Compressed Archive) versions:
  • Solaris 9 and 10 with SPARC patch 126748-04 or later
  • Solaris 9 x86 with patch 126749-04 or later
  • Solaris 10 x86 and x64 with patch 126750-04 or later
  • Linux with patch 126751-04 or later
  • Windows with patch 126753-04 or later
  • HP-UX with patch 126752-04 or later
Note: After patches have been applied: Since the database integrity issue can be present but undetected, it is recommended to rebuild the database by exporting to an ldif file and reimporting the ldif file. In a replicated environment, all servers need to be rebuilt or reinitialized. Export/Import and initializing servers in a replicated environment is documented in the DSEE reference guide at:


This Sun Alert notification is being provided to you on an "AS IS" basis. This Sun Alert notification may contain information provided by third parties. The issues described in this Sun Alert notification may or may not impact your system(s). Sun makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees as to the information contained herein. ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. BY ACCESSING THIS DOCUMENT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUN SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARISE OUT OF YOUR USE OR FAILURE TO USE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. This Sun Alert notification contains Sun proprietary and confidential information. It is being provided to you pursuant to the provisions of your agreement to purchase services from Sun, or, if you do not have such an agreement, the Sun.com Terms of Use. This Sun Alert notification may only be used for the purposes contemplated by these agreements.

Copyright 2000-2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150 Network Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054 U.S.A. All rights reserved.


Tuesday Apr 15, 2008

DSCC High Availability

DSCC is the Directory Services Control Center (web console) that is used for configuring and managing the Directory and Directory Proxy servers in your deployment.  We have seen a number of questions from customers around how they can deploy multiple DSCC instances and create a HA environment across all of these DSCC instances.  The simple answer is that yes this can be done and it is supported in the product today.   See the documentation links below for more details on how this can be achieved.

Configuring Failover for DSCC

These additional documentation links can provide more background information into how the new DSCC web console works and uses a directory instance to store its information.  

DSEE Administration Framework

Architectural Changes in Directory Server

There are also some additional configuration changes you can make to the DSCC installation which are documented at the following location: Configuring DSCC


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