Identity Manager has separate installations for the different components. It is important to install and use Designer during the planning phase of the Identity Manager implementation. For more information, see Section 2.0, Creating a Project Plan.
You can install the Metadirectory Server or the Remote Loader next, in whatever order you want. The rest of the components need to be installed in the order listed. For an explanation of the different components, see the Identity Manager 3.6.1 Overview guide.