When you deploy the VMware Identity Manager virtual appliance in the DMZ, you must also deploy a standalone VMware Identity Manager connector appliance in your enterprise network in outbound-only connection mode.
The connector connects the VMware Identity Manager service to other components within the enterprise network such as Active Directory and Horizon 7.
The connector communicates with the service in outbound-only connection mode through a communication channel.
If you have an AirWatch deployment and use the AirWatch Cloud Connector, the VMware Identity Manager connector is not required unless you need the use cases supported by the VMware Identity Manager connector. See On Premises Deployment Model Using AirWatch Cloud Connector.
System and Network Configuration Requirements
Deploying and Configuring VMware Identity Manager Connector
For information on deploying and configuring the VMware Identity Manager connector in outbound-only connection mode, see the following topics.
Failover and Redundancy
For information on configuring the connector for failover and redundancy, see the following topics.