Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HP-UX Directory Server components

Directory Server 8.1 is comprised of several components, which work in tandem:
• Directory Server
The Directory Server is the core LDAP server daemon. It is compliant with LDAP v3 standards. This component includes command-line server management and administration programs, and scripts for common operations like export and backing up databases.

• Directory Server Console
The Directory Server Console is the user interface that simplifies managing users, groups, and other LDAP data for your enterprise. The Console is used for all aspects of server management, including making backups; configuring security, replication, and databases; adding entries; and monitoring servers and viewing statistics.

• Administration Server
The Administration Server is the management agent that administers Directory Servers. It communicates with the Directory Server Console and performs operations on the Directory Server instances. It also provides a simple HTML interface and on-line help pages. There must be one Administration Server running on each machine that has a Directory Server
instance running on it.

• Port numbers
The Directory Server setup requires two TCP/IP port numbers: one for the Directory Server and one for the Administration Server. These port numbers must be unique. The Directory Server instance (LDAP) has a default port number of 389(non-secure, secure port is 636) . The Administration Server port number has a default number of 9830. Alternatively, you can assign any port number between 1025 and 65535 for the Directory Server and Administration Server ports; you are not required to use the defaults or the randomly-generated ports.