1. Use the dsconfig tool to configure the LDAP external server locations.
    $ bin/dsconfig
  2. Type the host name or IP address for your Directory Proxy Server, or press Enter to accept the default, localhost.
    Directory Proxy Server host name or IP address [localhost]:
  3. Type the number corresponding how you want to connect to the Directory Proxy Server, or press Enter to accept the default, LDAP.
    How do you want to connect?
      1) LDAP
      2) LDAP with SSL
      3) LDAP with StartTLS
  4. Type the port number for your Directory Proxy Server, or press Enter to accept the default, 389.
    Directory Proxy Server port number [389]:
  5. Type the administrator's bind DN or press Enter to accept the default (cn=Directory Manager), and then type the password.
    Administrator user bind DN [cn=Directory Manager]:
    Password for user 'cn=Directory Manager':
  6. In the Directory Proxy Server main menu, enter the number corresponding to LDAP health checks. Enter the number to create a new LDAP Health Check, then press n to create a new health check from scratch.
  7. Select the type of health check you want to create. This example demonstrates the creation of a new search LDAP health check.
    >>> Select the type of LDAP Health Check that you want to create:
          1)  Admin Alert LDAP Health Check
          2)  Custom LDAP Health Check
          3)  Groovy Scripted LDAP Health Check
          4)  Replication Backlog LDAP Health Check
          5)  Search LDAP Health Check
          6)  Third Party LDAP Health Check
          7)  Work Queue Busyness LDAP Health Check
          ?) help
          c) cancel
          q) quit
    Enter choice [c]: 5
  8. Specify a name for the new health check. In this example, the health check is named Get example.com.
    >>>> Enter a name for the search LDAP Health Check that you want to create: Get example.com   
  9. Enable the new health check.
    >>>> Configuring the 'enabled' property 
    Indicates whether this LDAP health check is enabled for use in the server. 
    Select a value for the 'enabled' property:   
       1) true
       2) false
       ?) help
       c) cancel
       q) quit
    Enter choice [c]: 1
  10. Next, configure the properties of the health check. You may need to modify the base-dn property, as well as one or more response time thresholds for non-local external servers, accommodating WAN latency. Below is a Search LDAP Health Check for the single entry dc=example,dc=com, which allows non-local responses of up to 2 seconds to still be considered healthy.
    >>>> Configure the properties of the Search LDAP Health Check
               Property                                   Value(s) 
          1)   description                                -
          2)   enabled                                    true
          3)   use-for-all-servers                        false
          4)   base-dn                                    "dc=example,dc=com"
          5)   scope                                      base-object
          6)   filter                                     (objectClass=*)
          7)   maximum-local-available-response-time      1 s     
          8)   maximum-nonlocal-available-response-time   2 s     
          9)   minimum-local-degraded-response-time       500 ms      
          10)  minimum-nonlocal-degraded-response-time    1 s 
          11)  maximum-local-degraded-response-time       10 s
          12)  maximum-nonlocal-degraded-response-time    10 s 
          13)  minimum-local-unavailable-response-time    5 s 
          14)  minimum-nonlocal-unavailable-response-time 5 s   
          15)  allow-no-entries-returned                  true
          16)  allow-multiple-entries-returned            true
          17)  available-filter                           -
          18)  degraded-filter                            -
          19)  unavailable-filter                         -
          ?) help 
          f) finish - create the new Search LDAP Health Check 
          d) display the equivalent dsconfig arguments to create this object 
          b) back 
          q) quit