Installing DSCC on the same host as the servers that you manage provides a quick and simple solution for evaluation and development. This solution is not recommended for production installations where you rely on redundant systems and on server replica to provide high availability.
When you install DSCC you also install Directory Server software. DSCC uses its own private instance of Directory Server to store configuration information. If you also install the local agent for Directory Server alongside DSCC, you can create Directory Server instances on the system through a web browser to DSCC. You can do so without having to know additional host names and port numbers.
You can install DSCC on a different host from the servers you manage remotely. This solution is recommended for production installations where you rely on redundant systems and on server replica to provide high availability.
When you install DSCC on the administration host, you must be root. However, you can then use DSCC installed on the administration host to manage server hosts installed as non-root.
For example, you install DSCC on a server or even a suitable workstation outside the data center. You also install server software from the zip distribution on server hosts inside the data center, performing such installations as non-root. Over secure LDAP and JMX, you can then create, configure, and manage all your servers through a web browser to DSCC on the administration host.