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PMDADS389(1) General Commands Manual PMDADS389(1)


pmdads389 - 389 Directory Server PMDA


pmdads389 is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which extracts live performance data from a running 389 Directory Server instance.

See the Red Hat Directory Server Administration Guide for description for each metric.


pmdads389 reads an optional configuration file


This file can contain overridden values (Perl code) for the settings listed at the start of, namely:

  • LDAP server
  • bind DN
  • bind password
  • default search scope
  • default search base
  • default search filter
  • query interval
  • List of sources
  • List of attributes to display for each source

Please use the provided ds389.conf.example as a starting point. Once this is setup, you can access the names and values for the 389 DS performance metrics by doing the following as root:

# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/ds389
# ./Install

To uninstall, do the following as root:

# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/ds389
# ./Remove

pmdads389 is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the agent is installed or removed.


example configuration file for the pmdads389 agent
configuration file for the pmdads389 agent
installation script for the pmdads389 agent
undo installation script for the pmdads389 agent
default log file for error messages from pmdads389


Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables. The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).


PCPIntro(1), ldapsearch(1), pmcd(1) and ns-slapd(8).

PCP Performance Co-Pilot