IBM® Sametime® consists of a variety of servers and clients, and can be deployed to suit many different environments. The deployment instructions are organized by feature set, beginning with the minimum components that are necessary to support instant messaging, and then expanding the deployment to include features such as audio and video support, and conferencing.

Note: Plan for security

After you finish deploying Sametime, you should immediately harden the security as explained in the article Security Considerations for Sametime 9.0.1.