What you need to install Alfresco
There are a number of different installation files available to you, each of which you can choose depending on what is already installed on your system.
Installing Alfresco on Tomcat
For more complex Alfresco installations or if you wish to use an existing Tomcat application server, you can use the Web Archive (WAR) bundle to install Alfresco on any platform. For this type of installation, you must ensure that the required software is installed on the machine.
Tailoring your Alfresco installation
When installing Alfresco, an important part of the configuration process is the removal of any unused applications. Use this information to determine any applications that you might want to remove from your Alfresco installation and how to remove them.
Installing an Alfresco Module Package
An Alfresco Module Package (AMP) is a bundle of code, content model, content, and the directory structure that is used to distribute additional functionality for Alfresco. Use the Module Management Tool (MMT) to install and manage AMP files. You can install an AMP in an Alfresco WAR using the MMT, or by using the apply_amps tool.
Installing additional software for Alfresco
The third-party software used by Alfresco is installed when you use the setup wizards to install Alfresco. If you wish to install the third-party software independently, this information describes the steps for obtaining and installing the software. Some of the software can be installed any time before or after installing Alfresco.