>> > Hi,
>> > I am preparing to install Directory Server on a test Solaris 9 machine,
>> > and have been reading through the Sun documents, which indicate that
>> > Directory Server 5.1 is automatically included in Solaris 9.
>> > I checked on the system, and indeed, the "IPL" (Iplanet) packages are
>> > installed.
>> > What isn't clear from what I've read this far is: Should I remove all
>> > of the IPL packages (pkgrm) before I proceed with installing Directory
>> > Server 5.2?
>> > Or, should I leave them there, and just go ahead and download and
>> > install the Directory Server 5.2?
>> It's not a must (though better) to remove DS5.1, but the DS5.2 ldap
>> client commands (ldapsearch,...) will be upgraded.
>> U may find out the DS51 root directory location, I think it is something
>> like /var/ds5, and install DS52 onto another root dir location. Update
>> the PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH in system or user login profile if needed.
>> If I am correct, someone said that the license of the downloaded DS5.2
>> allows 200,000 directory entries?
> Thanks. As it turns out though, I found out this morning that I am
> going to only need 5.1.
The reason's we went with DS 5.2 at work are:
1) There is(was?) a bug in the Solaris 8 Native LDAP Phase II client
(108993-25 and up) when using a machine bound to an LDAP
replica: it won't accept secure-referrals to the master for password
updates. So we needed Master Directory Servers in both of
our datacentres (each with around 100 Solaris clients).
Because the datacentres are connected via a WAN you need
5.2 as 5.1 only allows for 2 Master Directory Servers, and
they should be in 1 LAN.
2) We wanted Masters in each datacentre for hot-write-failover.
3) We wanted 2 DS's per datacentre, and because of 1) this means
2 Masters x 2 datacentres = 4 Masters. DS 5.1 only allows 2, so
DS 5.2 was needed.