Chapter 1. General information

This chapter contains general information about Red Hat Directory Server 11, independent of the minor version.

1.1. Directory Server support policy and life cycle

For details, see the Red Hat Directory Server Errata Support Policy document.

1.2. Software conflicts

Directory Server cannot be installed on any system that has a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Identity Management (IdM) server installed. Likewise, no Red Hat Enterprise Linux IdM server can be installed on a system with a Directory Server instance.

1.3. Notes about migrating to Directory Server 11

This section provides information for users who want to migrate an existing Directory Server 10 environment to Directory Server 11.

Migration procedure

For a procedure about migrating Directory Server 10 to Directory Server 11, see the corresponding chapter in the Red Hat Directory Server Installation Guide.

New command-line utilities in Directory Server 11

Directory Server 11 provides new command line utilities to manage server instances and users. These utilities replace the Perl scripts used for management tasks in Directory Server 10 and earlier versions.

For a list of commands in previous versions and their replacements in Directory Server 11, see the Command-line utilities replaced in Red Hat Directory Server 11 appendix in the Red Hat Directory Server Installation Guide.

Important

The Perl scripts used for management tasks in Directory Server 10 and earlier versions are still available in the 389-ds-base-legacy-tools package. However, Red Hat only supports the new dsconf, dsctl, dscreate, and dsidm command-line utilities.