The following topic provides an overview of the component configurations for your Directory Server deployment.
Configuring locations for your deployment
A location is a collection of servers that share access and latency characteristics. For example, your deployment might include two data centers, one in the east and one in the west. These data centers are configured as two locations in the Directory Server. Each location is associated with a name and an ordered list of failover locations to use if none of the servers in the preferred location are available.
Configuring the Directory Server location
You update the configuration to specify the location of the Directory Server instance.
Configuring health checks for the LDAP external servers
You configure at what point the Directory Proxy Server considers an LDAP external server to be available, of degraded availability, or unavailable. Each health check can be configured to be used automatically for all LDAP external servers or for a specified set of servers.
Configuring the LDAP external servers
You define each of the external directory servers, including the server type. You can configure Ping Identity Directory Servers, Java System Directory Servers, or generic LDAP servers. You also assign the server-specific health checks configured previously.
Configuring the load-balancing algorithm
You configure the load-balancing algorithm that the Directory Server uses to determine which server in a set of similar servers to use to process a client request. The Directory Server provides default algorithms. You can create new algorithms either using an existing algorithm as a template or creating one from scratch.
Configuring the proxying request processor
You configure proxying request processors that forward operations received by the Directory Server to other LDAP external servers.
Configuring subtree views
A subtree view defines the portion of the directory information tree (DIT) available to a client. Each subtree view can be associated with a load-balancing algorithm to help distribute the work load.
Configuring the client connection policy
You configure policies to classify how the Directory Server manages different client connections. The client connection policy can be used to control the types of operations that a client might perform and the portion of the DIT that the client can access. Restrictions configured in a client connection policy take precedence over any capabilities granted by access control or privileges.