When you deploy PingDirectoryProxy Server in a topology, you generally deploy them in pairs. These pairs are configured identically except for their host name, port name, and possibly their location.

To help administrators easily install identical proxies, the Directory Proxy Server allows you to clone a proxy configuration. First, you install a Directory Proxy Server using the setup tool. Then, you configure it using the create-initial-proxy-config tool described in Using the create-initial-proxy-config Tool. Finally, you run the setup tool on subsequent servers, indicating that you want to clone the configuration on a peer server.

The following sections describe the setup tool in more detail, and tell you how to install first and subsequent proxies in your topology.