Before running the following commands, be aware that you must do an index rebuild on the system, which requires a system shutdown unless the command is run as a task.

To configure the index properties:

  1. Run dsconfig with the set-backend-prop subcommand.
  2. Set the index-entry-limit to 5000. Confirm that you want to apply the changes.

    By default, this value is set to 4000.


    Remember to include the bind parameters for your system.

    $ bin/dsconfig set-backend-prop \
      --backend-name userRoot \
      --set index-entry-limit:5000 \
    One or more configuration property changes require administrative action
    or confirmation/notification. Those properties include:
    * index-entry-limit: If any index keys have already reached this limit,
    indexes must be rebuilt before they will be allowed to use the new limit.
    Setting a large limit (greater than 10,000) could have a big impact on
    write performance and database growth on disk.
    Continue? Choose 'no' to return to the previous step (yes / no) [yes]: yes
  3. Stop the server.
    $ bin/stop-server
  4. Rebuild the index.
    $ bin/rebuild-index --baseDN dc=example,dc=com \
      --index cn --index givenName --index objectClass \
      --index sn --maxThreads 10
  5. View the Index Summary Statistics table, which automatically displays to system out after running the rebuild-index command.

    You can also access the table at logs/tools/rebuild-index-summary.txt.

    A screen capture of the Index Summary Statistics table showing the limits for each index.
  6. Repeat steps 1-4 to make more adjustments to your indexes.
  7. Restart the server.
    $ bin/start-server