This site is deprecated
The new site for gLite is available under http://glite.cern.ch/.
This web pages are not longer going to be updated and are kept only as an archive of all the previously released versions.
The Berkeley Database Information Index (BDII) consists of two or
databases that are populated by an update process. Port
forwarding is used to enable one database to serve data while the
other is refreshing. The update process obtains
LDIF from either doing an
ldapsearch on LDAP URLs or by running
a local script that generates LDIF. The LDIF is then inserted into
the LDAP database. Options exist to update the the list of LDAP URLs
from a web page and to use an LDIF file from a web page to modify
the data before inserting it into the database.
For a quick overview on the Information System, please check the
Information System Overview.
For further details on the BDII, please check the
Berkeley Database Information Index twiki page.
For a technical summary of the BDII service, please check the
BDII service reference card
Please pay attention to the known issues.
If you are having problems you may want to check the Troubleshooting pages.
The gLite 3.1 software stack is supported on
Scientific Linux 4 (SL4).
The gLite BDII is available in RPM format.
The recommended installation is via the gLite YUM repository.
You can find the installation instructions
Due to the critical nature of the
information system with respect to the operation of the grid, the
BDII should be installed as a stand-alone service to ensure that
problems with other services do not affect the BDII. In no
circumstances should the BDII be co-hosted with a service
which has the potential to generate a high load.
the desired scalability, multiple BDII
instances should be deployed behind a
round-robin DNS alias in order to provide a load balanced BDII
The yum-module name is glite-BDII.
More information about the YUM
installation can be found
For the list of RPMs needed to install the BDII
Node, please see individual version
Installation via individual RPMs