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Chapter 17. Monitoring the replication topology using the web console

To monitor the state of the directory data replication between suppliers, consumers, and hubs, you can use replication topology report that provides information on the replication progress, replica IDs, number of changes, and other parameters. To generate the report faster and make it more readable, you can configure your own credentials and aliases.

17.1. Displaying a replication topology report using the web console

To view overall information about the replication status for each agreement in your replication topology, you can display the replication topology report.

Prerequisites

  • The host is a member of replication topology.
  • You initialized the consumers.
  • You are logged in to the web console.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to MonitoringReplication. The Replication Monitoring page opens.
  2. Click Generate Report.
  3. Enter the passwords for login to remote instances and click Confirm Credentials Input. Directory Server uses bind DNs values from existing replication agreements.

    The replication topology report will be generated on the Report Result tab.

    Note

    To generate another replication topology report, go to the Prepare Report tab.

17.2. Setting credentials for replication monitoring using the web console

To generate the replication topology report faster and easier, you can set your own bind DNs, and optionally passwords, for each server in the topology for authentication. In this case, you do not need to confirm replication credentials each time you want to generate a replication topology report. By default, Directory Server takes these credentials from existing replication agreements.

Prerequisites

  • The host is a member of replication topology.
  • You initialized the consumer.
  • You are logged in to the web console.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to MonitoringReplication. The Replication Monitoring page opens.
  2. Click Add Credentials.
  3. Enter replication login credentials you want to use for authentication to remote instances:

    • Hostname. A remote instance hostname you want the server to authenticate to.
    • Port. A remote instance port.
    • Bind DN. Bind DN used for authentication to the remote instance.
    • Password. A password used for authentication.
    • Interactive Input. If checked, Directory Server will ask for a password every time you generate a replication topology report.
  4. Click Save.

Verification

Generate the replication topology report to see If the report asks for the credentials. For more information, see Displaying a replication topology report using the web console.

17.3. Configuring replication naming aliases using the web console

To make the report more readable, you can set your own aliases that will be displayed in the report output. By default, the replication monitoring report contains the hostnames of servers.

Prerequisites

  • The host is a member of replication topology.
  • You initialized the consumers.
  • You are logged in to the web console.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to MonitoringReplication. The Replication Monitoring page opens.
  2. Click Add Alias.
  3. Enter alias details:

    • Alias. An alias that will be displayed in the replication topology report.
    • Hostname. An instance hostname.
    • Port. An instance port.
  4. Click Save.

Verification