Introduction > System Architecture

System Architecture
An Autonomy IDOL infrastructure can include the following components:
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Connectors. Connectors aggregate data from repositories and send the data to CFS.
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Connector Framework Server (CFS). Connector Framework Server (CFS) processes the information that is retrieved by connectors.
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IDOL server. IDOL server is at the center of an Autonomy infrastructure. IDOL processes and stores the information that is indexed into it by CFS.
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Distributed Index Handler (DIH). The Distributed Index Handler distributes data across multiple IDOL servers. Using multiple IDOL servers can increase the availability and scalability of the system.
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License Server. The License server licenses multiple Autonomy products.
These components can be installed in many different configurations. The simplest installation consists of a single connector, a single CFS, and a single IDOL server.
A more complex configuration might include more than one connector, or use a Distributed Index Handler (DIH) to index content across multiple IDOL servers.