Chapter 6. General Usage Information

This chapter contains common information that you will use after installing Red Hat Directory Server 9.1, such as where files are installed; how to start the Directory Server, Admin Server, and Directory Server Console; and basic troubleshooting information. For more detailed information on using Directory Server, see the Directory Server Administrator's Guide.

6.1. Directory Server File Locations

Red Hat Directory Server 9.1 conforms to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standards. For more information on FHS, see the FHS homepage, http://www.pathname.com/fhs/. The files and directories installed with Directory Server are listed in the tables below for each supported platform.
In the file locations listed in the following tables, instance is the server instance name that was given during setup. By default, this is the leftmost component of the fully-qualified host and domain name. For example, if the host name is ldap.example.com, the instance name is ldap by default.
The Admin Server directories are named the same as the Directory Server directories, only instead of the instance as a directory name, the Admin Server directories are named admin-serv. For any directory or folder named slapd-instance, substitute admin-serv, such as /etc/dirsrv/slapd-example and /etc/dirsrv/admin-serv.

Table 6.1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (x86)

File or Directory Location
Log files /var/log/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Configuration files /etc/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Instance directory /usr/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Certificate and key databases /etc/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Database files /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Runtime files
/var/lock/dirsrv/slapd-instance
/var/run/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Init scripts
/etc/rc.d/init.d/dirsrv and /etc/sysconfig/dirsrv
/etc/rc.d/init.d/dirsrv-admin and /etc/sysconfig/dirsrv-admin
Tools
/usr/bin/
/usr/sbin/

Table 6.2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 (x86_64)

File or Directory Location
Log files /var/log/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Configuration files /etc/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Instance directory /usr/lib64/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Certificate and key databases /etc/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Database files /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Runtime files
/var/lock/dirsrv/slapd-instance
/var/run/dirsrv/slapd-instance
Init scripts
/etc/rc.d/init.d/dirsrv and /etc/sysconfig/dirsrv
/etc/rc.d/init.d/dirsrv-admin and /etc/sysconfig/dirsrv-admin
Tools
/usr/bin/
/usr/sbin/