The deployment process consists of the following general phases, referred to as the Solution Life Cycle:
Analyzing business requirements
Analyzing technical requirements
Designing the logical architecture
Designing the deployment architecture
Implementing the deployment
Operating the deployment
The deployment phases are not rigid: the deployment process is iterative in nature.
For detailed information on the deployment process for Instant Messaging, and other Java Enterprise System components, see the Sun Java Enterprise System Deployment Planning Guide.