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Sun Java System Directory Server - Maintenance and Operations

( Duration: 4 Days )

The Sun Java System Directory Server - Maintenance and Operations training course provides the skills to perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting techniques, monitor and tune servers, create and manage multiple databases, and perform other tasks encountered in day-to-day operations of DSEE. Labs acquaint you with the tools included with DSEE. You will use them to perform tasks such as searching and modifying directory data, exporting and importing data, starting and stopping servers, and troubleshooting. You will also learn to migrate server versions, create multiple databases, configure servers for replication, and tune performance. This course focuses primarily on maintenance and operations issues related to DSEE and not planning and design issues.

By attending Sun Java System Directory Server - Maintenance and Operations workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Describe the configuration directory, key files, and common utilities related to DSEE
  • Search and modify directory content
  • Describe access, error, and audit log contents and diagnose ldapmodify LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF) import errors
  • Describe Directory Server access control and write access control statements
  • Use the Directory Server utilities to enforce account and password policies
  • Manage server certificates
  • Perform directory database backup and restore functions using Directory Server utilities
  • Configure and test Directory Server replication
  • Tune Directory Server performance
  • Describe and set up directory failover using Directory Proxy Server
  • Migrate directory data to Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6

  • 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

System engineers, Support engineers, System administrators, and other technical support personnel with responsibility for troubleshooting and day-to-day maintenance of Sun Java System Directory Server.



Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition (DSEE)

  • 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

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

Using Directory Server Log Files

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

Securing Directory Server Access

  • 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

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

Using Certificates With Directory Server

  • Describe uses TLS/SSL in a Directory Server Deployment
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Tuning Directory Server Performance

  • 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 tools

Configuring for Directory Server Failover

  • 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

  • Define upgrade and migration scenarios for Directory Server 2006Q1
  • Identify upgrade and migration tools
  • List steps to planning a successful upgrade and migration strategy
  • Use existing upgrade and migration tools to update from previous versions of Directory Server to 6.x

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