Novell eDirectory (formerly Novell Directory Services- NDS) is employed by system administrator to define users on the network and links those same users to their access rights with corporate resources, devices like printers and security policies. Novell eDirectory is comparable to Microsoft's Active Directory and is designed for large-scale, high-end directory deployments. Its strengths are scalability and reliability, a flexible yet strong security architecture, compatibility with key industry standards and operating systems.
Novell's Guide to Troubleshooting eDirectory is the definitive source for information on eDirectory troubleshooting techniques. It is the single stop reference covering topics from good design to proactive/reactive problem resolution. All of the information presented in this book has been gathered from hands-on, real world experiences of the authors.
Who This Book Is For.
How This Book Is Organized.
Special Features in This Book.
I. Edirectory Foundations.
1. The Four Basics of eDirectory Troubleshooting.
Understanding the Error Codes and eDirectory Processes.
Troubleshoot and Resolve the Problem.
Proactively Manage eDirectory to Prevent Problems.
2. eDirectory Basics.
A Brief History of NDS/eDirectory and Its Versioning.
The eDirectory Database Structure.
Partition and Replica Types.
SAP and SLP.
The LDAP Server for NDS.
Object Attribute Names Versus Schema Attribute Names.
3. The Directory Information Base.
The NDS 6 DIB.
NDS 7 DIB.
NDS 8 and eDirectory DIB.
Locating the DIB.
Backing Up the DIB.
4. Don’t Panic.
Dealing with People.
Dealing with Stress.
II. UNDERSTANDING THE ERROR CODES AND EDIRECTORY PROCESSES.
5. eDirectory/NDS Error Codes Explained.
Types and Causes of DS Errors.