To add installation and configuration instructions for Instant Messaging, do the following:
If the Instant Messaging instances are load balanced, add an instruction to your installation plan to confirm that the load balancer is functioning before any Java ES software is installed.
Next, in your plan, list all of the computers with Instant Messaging instances.
The Instant Messaging client resources subcomponent has a local dependency on a web container. Each computer that runs this subcomponent must also run an instance of the specified web container. Your deployment architecture should indicate which web container your solution is using.
For each computer, add an instruction to run the Java ES installer and select Instant Messaging. Add an instruction to select either Web Server or Application Server as the web container. Add an instruction to select either Access Manager SDK or Access Manager.
If the computers that run Instant Messaging are already listed in your plan (if the plan already has instructions for installing another component on the same computer) simply add an instruction to select Instant Messaging. You can install Instant Messaging at the same time as the other components, and deploy it to the same web container, but your plan must put the instructions for configuring, starting, and verifying any Directory Server, Access Manager, Messaging Server, or Calendar Server instances ahead of the instructions for configuring or starting the Instant Messaging instances.
Add an instruction to run the Instant Messaging configuration utility. Underneath this instruction, list the key values for configuring the instance. Use Table 3–13 to help you select configuration values.
Underneath each Web Server or Application Server instances, list the key values for configuring the instance. For information on selecting configuration values for these components, see Web Server or Application Server. If your plan already installs Web Server or Application Server on the computer, you do not need to repeat this step. You can deploy Communications Express to the same web container instance when you run the Instant Messaging configuration utility.
For each computer, add an instruction to start and verify the Instant Messaging instance.
If the Instant Messaging instances are load balanced, add an instruction to verify operation of the load balancer.