6.7 Viewing Partitions and Replicas

This section contains the following information:

6.7.1 Viewing the Partitions on a Server

You can use NetIQ iManager to view which partitions are allocated to a server. You might want to view the partitions stored on a server if you are planning to remove a Server object from the directory tree. In this case, you can view the replicas you need to remove before removing the object.

  1. In NetIQ iManager, click the Roles and Tasks button Roles and Tasks button.

  2. Click Partition and Replica Management > Replica View.

  3. Enter the name and context of a Server object, then click OK.

6.7.2 Viewing a Partition’s Replicas

This operation lets you identify

  • Which servers the partition’s replicas reside on

  • Which server hosts the master replica of the partition

  • Which servers have read/write, read-only, and subordinate reference replicas of the partition

  • The state of each of the partition’s replicas

To view a partition's replicas:

  1. In NetIQ iManager, click the Roles and Tasks button Roles and Tasks button.

  2. Click Partition and Replica Management > Replica View.

  3. Enter the name and context of a partition, then click OK.

6.7.3 Viewing Information about a Partition

The most significant reason to view information about a partition is to see its synchronization information (last successful synchronization and last attempted synchronization).

  1. In NetIQ iManager, click the Roles and Tasks button Roles and Tasks button.

  2. Click Partition and Replica Management > View Partition Information.

  3. Enter the name and context of a partition, then click OK.

6.7.4 Viewing Partition Hierarchy

You can easily view the partition hierarchy in iManager. You can expand container objects to view which partitions are parent, and which are child partitions.

Each container representing the root of a partition is marked with the following icon: Partition icon.

6.7.5 Viewing Information about a Replica

The most significant reason to view information about a replica is to see its state. An eDirectory replica can be in various states depending on the partition or replication operations it is undergoing. The following table describes the replica states that you might see in iManager.

State

Means That the Replica Is

On

Currently not undergoing any partition or replication operations

New

Being added as a new replica on the server

Dying

Being deleted from the server

Dead

Done being deleted from the server

Master Start

Being changed to a master replica

Master Done

Done being changed to a master replica

Change Type

Being changed to a different type of replica

Locked

Locked in preparation for a partition move or repair operation

Transition Move

Starting into a partition move operation

Move

In the midst of a partition move operation

Transition Split

Starting into a partition split operation (creation of a child partition)

Split

In the midst of a partition split operation (creation of a child partition)

Join

Being merged into its parent partition

Transition On

About to return to an On state

Unknown

In a state not known to iManager

To view information about a replica:

  1. In NetIQ iManager, click the Roles and Tasks button Roles and Tasks button.

  2. Click Partition and Replica Management > Replica View.

  3. Enter the name and context of a partition or server, then click OK.