Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Planning Guide

Analyzing a Deployment Architecture

A typical deployment architecture is illustrated in Figure 2–1. This deployment architecture defines a Java ES solution that provides communications services. This particular example uses Access Manager to provide single sign-on to the communications services, and it uses both Portal Server and Communications Express to deliver the messaging and calendar services to end users.

Figure 2–1 Example Deployment Architecture

Shows 16 computers with Java ES components distributed among

The example deployment architecture diagram contains much information about the solution, including the following:

These characteristics of the example deployment architecture affect how the solution is installed and configured. You begin planning for installation by analyzing your deployment architecture in the same way, noting how many computer systems are used, how many component instances are installed on each computer system, which redundancy strategies are used, and so on. Chapter 3, The Installation Plan describes how these features of a deployment architecture influence your installation plan.