This figure shows test and production environments, each containing a middle-tier instance, connected to an Identity Management with a Metadata Repository.

It shows the flow of tasks to moving a J2EE application to a production environment. The production Identity Management bears the number 1, and the production middle-tier instances bears the number 2, both representing the creation of those entities. The test middle-tier instance and the production middle-tier instance are connected by an arrow, bearing the number 3 and a label of Redeploy Application, to represent the redeployment of the application.