LDAP Configuration Data
All View configuration data is stored in an LDAP directory. Each View Connection Server standard or replica instance contains a local LDAP configuration repository and a replication agreement between each of the View Connection Server instances. This arrangement ensures that changes to one repository are automatically replicated to all the other repositories.
When you use View Administrator to modify the configuration of View, the appropriate LDAP data in the repository is updated. For example, if you add a desktop pool, View stores information about users, user groups, and entitlements in LDAP. The View Connection Server instances manage other LDAP configuration data automatically, and they use the information in the repository to control View operations.
You can use LDIF files to perform a number of tasks.
To define a large number of View objects, such as desktop pools, and add these to your View Connection Server instances without using View Administrator to do this manually.
In View Manager 3.1 and later, regular backups of the LDAP repository are made automatically.
LDAP configuration data is transferred as plain ASCII text and conforms to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC 2849 standard.