4.4 Plan for eDirectory

eDirectory is the heart of OES network services and security.

If you are installing into an existing tree, be sure you understand the information in Section 15.2.3, eDirectory Coexistence and Migration.

If you are creating a new eDirectory tree on your network, you must do some additional planning before you install the first server into the tree. The first server is important for two reasons:

To ensure that your eDirectory tree meets your needs, take time to plan the following:

For information on these and other eDirectory planning tasks, see the Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP7 Administration Guide.

The OES 2 SP3: Getting Started with OES 2 and Virtualized NetWare provides a basic introduction to creating container objects as well as Group and User objects in eDirectory.