You must decide whether to install the Lotus Notes driver locally or remotely.
In a local installation, the Lotus Notes driver is on the same server as the Metadirectory engine, Identity Vault, and Lotus Domino server.
Figure 2-1 Local Installation
You should always use the Remote Loader with the Lotus Notes driver, even in a local installation like this one. Using the Remote Loader has the following advantages:
An exception in the driver caused by the Lotus Notes APIs doesn’t cause the Identity Vault (eDirectory) to shut down.
The driver has its own Java memory space, which helps avoid heap issues.
In a local installation on a Lotus Notes client workstation, the Lotus Notes driver is on the same workstation as the Metadirectory engine, Identity Vault, and Lotus Notes client. The Lotus Domino server is a separate server. The Lotus Notes driver communicates with the Domino server through the Lotus Notes client. This option is the recommended installation practice.
Figure 2-2 Local Installation on a Notes Client Workstation
In a remote installation, the Lotus Notes driver is on the Domino server and the Metadirectory engine and Identity Vault are on a separate Metadirectory server. The driver uses the Remote Loader, also installed on the Domino server, to communicate with the Metadirectory engine.
Figure 2-3 Remote Installation