Before you can enable replication in an entry-balancing deployment, you must have the following set up in your server topology:
Multiple local DB backends
When you set up the Directory Server instances, you need two backends:
- A global backend for globally replicated data, such as
- A backend for the balancing point base distinguished name (DN), such as
Both backends must be enabled for replication and initialized separately.
Replication set name
Every Directory Server in your replicated topology must have a replication set name. This replication set name coordinates the Directory Proxy Server and the Directory Server.
The restricted domain is only replicated within instances using the same replication set name.
Multiple Directory Proxy Server subtree views
The entry-balanced proxy configuration relies on multiple subtree views, one for the globally replicated base DN and one for the entry-balancing point base DN. The globally replicated base DN has a proxying request processor associated with it. The restricted base DN has an entry-balancing request processor associated with it.
Configure the subtree views after running your setup using the create-initial-proxy-config tool.
All servers in a replication topology must have the same domains.
Because the PingDirectory replication topology assumes that all domains are on all servers, it is not suitable for environments with an inconsistent presence of domains across the server topology.