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IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.3 System Administration


Length: 3 Days
Course code: TW083G
Delivery Type Classroom
Price £1,495 before tax

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  • Nottingham

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  • Harrogate

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  • London

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  • Theale

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  • Virtual Training Class

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This training is also available as onsite training.
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This course covers the configuration and administration of IBM Tivoli Directory Server Version 6.3, which provides an LDAP client and server infrastructure. Learn basic LDAP concepts, install the directory server, and configure directory server instances. During hands-on labs you load a sample database and manage directory data using the Web Administration Tool and command-line tools. You then secure directory data using ACLs and SSL, configure a proxy server, and set up replication. Problem determination and performance tools are also covered.

This course is also available as an instructor-led online offering. See course 8W083 for details.


This basic course is for system or network administrators responsible for system administration of IBM Tivoli Directory Server. If you need advance skills, you should also take course IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.3 Advanced Deployment (TW233G)(8W233G).


You should have the following skills:

  • Working knowledge of Suse Linux basic administration
  • Working knowledge of general security concepts, including digital certificates, SSL, authentication, and authorization
  • Basic understanding of LDAP fundamentals


  • Define LDAP and discuss concepts regarding LDAP standards
  • Describe the components of IBM Tivoli Directory Server and list its hardware and software prerequisites
  • Install and configure IBM Tivoli Directory Server instances and load a sample ldif data file
  • Configure IBM Tivoli Directory Server instances for online backup
  • Use the Web Administration Tool to view, edit, add, and delete directory entries; search the directory using ldapsearch
  • Explain the purpose of the directory schema, object classes, and attributes; use the Web Administration tool to extend the default schema
  • Configure and use simple and Digest-MD5 authentication; list the password policies supported by IBM Tivoli Directory Server
  • Describe the access control model used by IBM Tivoli Directory Server; configure and enforce access control policies for directory entries
  • Configure replication schedules; configure a proxy directory server
  • Configure the IBM Tivoli Directory Server to use SSL for secure communications
  • Configure and use problem determination facilities
  • Perform basic and advanced tuning of the IBM Tivoli Directory Server
  • Back up and restore the directory database
  • Perform basic problem resolution of IBM Tivoli Directory Server


Unit 1: Introduction to IBM Tivoli Directory Server

  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server
  • Introduction to LDAP

Unit 2: Installation and Configuration

  • Components and Requirements
  • Before You Install
  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Web Administration Tool
  • Upgrading from Previous Releases

Unit 3: Managing Directory Data

  • LDAP Naming Model
  • LDAP Information Model
  • LDAP Functional Model
  • LDIF
  • User and Realm Support

Unit 4: Security

  • LDAP Security Model
  • Password Policy
  • Authorization
  • Pass-Through Authentication
  • SSL Planning

Unit 5: Distributed Directories

  • Referrals
  • Proxy Server
  • Introduction to Replication
  • Replication Configuration
  • Peer Topology Configuration
  • Replication Schedules
  • Monitoring Replication
  • Data Synchronization

Unit 6: Performance

  • Monitoring Performance
  • Performance Components
  • LDAP Caches
  • LDAP Database
  • Database Performance
  • Replication and Proxy Server Tuning
  • Bulkload and Backup

Unit 7: Problem Determination

  • Logging Facilities
  • Audit Log
  • Change Log
  • Problem Determination Tools

Unit 8: Directory Applications

  • Programming Reference
  • Directory White Pages