VCAP6-DTM Deployment Objective 1.3 – Configure and Manage VMware Identity Manager Components

Prepare environment to install VMware Identity Manager Portal
Create DNS records and IP addresses
Determine database options (internal/external) with Identity Manager
Configure Active Directory connection
Deploy Identity Manager OVF file

Before installation of VMware Identity Manager there some task need to be perform due to deployment. Downloading OVF file from VMware website is one of them. We need to prepare as well DNS entry for VMware Identity Manager with static IP address. VIM can be set up with internal or external database, Internal Database is using Postgre which is embedded in appliance.  External DataBase need to be set up before deployment.

OVF file deployment :

Login to VMware Web Client
Select File > Deploy OVF File
Specify source file location, review OVF file deployment details and Accept End User Agreement


OVF file selection


Identity Manager OVF info


Licenses Agreements

Type VMware Identity Manager Name and select Datacenter or Folder location click Next and select Cluster location


Name Type


Location selection

Select Datastore location and change Virtual disk format – Thin or Thick and click Next


Datastore selection

Select VM Network destination and IP protocol and click Next


Network setting

At Customise Template page change time zone to correct setting, Customer Experience Improvement Program checkbox is selected by default, unchecked it if you don’t want allow VMware to collect data. Type Hostname FQND and IP address information, Default Gateway, DNS, and Netmask click Next and Finish on Ready to Complete page. Select Power on after Deployment if required.


Add/Edit IP pools in Identity Manager

IP Pool acts like DHCP server to assign IP address to VMware Identity Manager
To assign IP pool appliance must be power off.
In vSphere Web Client select Identity Manager and from Action menu choose Edit Settings
In Edit Settings window open vApp Option
Under Authoring expend properties, select and click Edit for following key:


In Edit Property Setting window in Type section select Dynamic property and select appropriate value,
respectively DNS Server, Netmask, Gateway Address.
Click OK to close window and save setting, power on virtual appliance.


Property Setting


vAPP Option

Administer proxy server settings for Identity Manager

To setup Proxy Server, open Console window with VMware Identity Manager and login as root user.

Run following command to set proxy server


Proxy server

Run following command to test proxy server


Testing proxy

Restart Tomcat server to apply new proxy server settings


Restarting Tomcat


Enable the Syslog server

Log in to the administration console.
Select the Appliance Settings tab and click Manage Configuration.


Appliance settings

Click Configure Syslog.
Click Enable.
Enter the IP address or the FQDN of the server where you want to store the logs.
Click Save.


Syslog Configuration

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