Does Novell Audit support eDir 8.8 and multiple eDirectory instances?

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Novell Audit 1.0.0
Novell Audit 1.0.1
Novell Audit 1.0.2
Novell Audit 1.0.3
Novell Audit 2.0.0
Novell Audit 2.0.1


Does Novell Audit support multiple instances of eDirectory 8.8?


Novell Audit 2.0.1 fully supports multiple instances of eDirectory on Linux and Solaris.  Please note that in order for event signing and chaining, otherwise known as non-repudiation of data, to work properly, you will need to have each eDirectory instance be bound to its own IP address.  If you are not using the event signing and non-repudiation feature, then you can have multiple instances of eDirectory on a single IP address.
Novell Audit 1.0.3P3 or greater and Novell Audit 2.0 will support a single instance of eDirectory 8.8.  If you need support for multiple eDirectory instances, please download and install Novell Audit 2.0.1.
When you install Novell Audit 2.0.1, it will detect if eDirectory 8.8 is installed.  If it detects that eDirectory 8.8 is installed and there are multiple instances of eDirectory running, it will install the platform agent onto all instances of eDirectory.  You will need to go into each instance of eDirectory and configure the events you want audited.
As far as the Secure Logging Server (SLS) is concerned, you can only have one SLS on the server.  You will need to use an mdb.conf file to configure which tree will host the SLS.  For an example of what an mdb.conf file should contain, please go to .  The logevent.conf file will be used by all platform agent instances and will send all of their data/events to the SLS specified therein.