NetIQ provides standalone installation programs for Identity Manager components to give you more flexibility in setting up your environment. For example, many of the Identity Manager components are data-intensive, such as the Identity Vault, and should be installed on separate servers.
The standalone installation process provides the following capabilities:
Allows you to customize component settings, including the tree structure in the Identity Vault
Allows you to install in distributed and clustered environments
Allows you to select the drivers and create driver sets that you want to add to your identity management solution
Allows you to select the iManager plug-ins that you want to add to your identity management solution
Allows you use a non-administrator account to install some components
Supports multiple database platforms
Uses Apache Tomcat for all supported operating systems
Creates a supported production environment
Can be used to upgrade a previous version of Identity Manager
For best results, run the standalone installation programs in the order specified by your identity management solution. For more information, see Recommended Installation Scenarios and Server Setup.