Entry balancing allows you to automatically spread entries below a common parent among multiple sets of directory servers for improved scalability and performance. Entry balancing can take advantage of a global index, an in-memory cache used to quickly determine which set or sets of servers should be used to process a request based on the entry DNs and/or the attribute values used in the request.

For information about configuring entry balancing, see Deploying an Entry-Balancing Proxy Configuration.