PingDirectoryProxy supports periodically persisting the global index to a file and priming the global index from the persisted file when the server is restarted.
You can configure an Entry Balancing Request Processor to periodically persist the global index to disk so that when the Entry Balancing Request Processor is reinitialized on startup it can prime the values from disk instead of putting load on the remote servers. Reading the index from disk eliminates the load on backend Directory Server instances if many PingDirectoryProxy instances are starting at the same time.
You can configure an entry-balancing request processor to persist the global index to
disk by including
file as one of the prime index sources with the
prime-index-source property. The
persist-global-index-frequency property controls the frequency at
which the file is written.
The global index must be primed before it is persisted. It can be primed initially using a peer PingDirectoryProxy or from a backend Directory Server.
When new global attribute indexes are added on a running PingDirectoryProxy, the global index can be primed with those attribute indexes by running the
rebuild-index tool. The rebuild-index tool uses
a remote server for priming the global index, even if
configured as a source.
On subsequent restarts of the PingDirectoryProxy, the global index is primed from the persisted file instead of going over the network to a remote server, which allows it to be primed much faster than if it is using a remote priming source. During server startup, the global index priming works by using each configured prime-index-source property in the specified order until it is fully primed to take advantage of what is available locally before contacting one or more remote servers.
dsconfig -n set-request-processor-prop \ --processor-name entry-balancing \ --set prime-index-source:file \ --set prime-index-source:ds \ --set persist-global-index-frequency:10s \ --set persist-global-index-directory:/servers/proxy-1/index-files \ --set prime-all-indexes:true