Boosting eDirectory Performance via Custom Indexes

The performance of the eDirectory server can improve significantly if two attributes, objectClass and networkAddress, are indexed. Results will vary, depending on the size and structure of your network, but it is recommended that all users make this change.

Although eDirectory has a number of default indexes, you can add custom indexes using either Novell iManager or Novell ConsoleOne.

Note
You must make the changes on all eDirectory servers.

When creating a custom index, you are prompted to select the index rule ("Value," "Presence," and "Substring"). For best results, it is recommended that you select "Presence." For more information, see the Novell documentation on index management.