The Apache DS plugin is a new plugin of Apache Directory Studio that lets you start one (or more) instances of Apache DS (Apache Directory Server) within Apache Directory Studio, or/and Eclipse.
First, let's open the Servers view of the Apache DS plugin.
To do so, go to Window > Show View > Other...:
Open the Apache DS category, select the "Servers" view and click Ok:
Now let's create a new server.
To do so, use the "New Server" action in the toolbar (or context menu):
Give the server a name and click Finish:
To launch the server, use the Run action in the context menu (or the toolbar):
Before starting the server, the plugins verifies that the ports are not already used. If you already an instance of Apache DS running on your machine, you'll see this dialog:
You can edit the configuration of the server by double-clicking on the server (or using the Open Configuration action in the context menu):
The Servers view displays at any time the state of your servers (Stopped, Starting..., Started):
To stop a server, use the Run action in the context menu (or the toolbar):