To set up a VMware Identity Manager cluster in the secondary data center, you export the OVA file of the original VMware Identity Manager appliance in the primary data center and use it to deploy appliances in the secondary data center.

Before you begin

  • VMware Identity Manager OVA file that was exported from the original VMware Identity Manager appliance in the primary data center

  • IP addresses and DNS records for secondary data center

Procedure

  1. In the primary data center, export the OVA file of the original VMware Identity Manager appliance.

    See the vSphere documentation for information.

  2. In the secondary data center, deploy the VMware Identity Manager OVA file that was exported to create the new nodes.

    See the vSphere documentation for information. Also see Install the VMware Identity Manager OVA File.

  3. After the VMware Identity Manager appliances are powered on, update the appliance configuration for each.

    The VMware Identity Manager appliances in the secondary data center are identical copies of the original VMware Identity Manager appliance in the primary data center. Syncing to Active Directory and to resources that are configured in the primary data center is disabled.

What to do next

Go to the administration console pages and configure the following:

  • Enable Join Domain as configured in the original VMware Identity Manager appliance in the primary data center.

  • In the Auth Adapters page, add the authentication methods that are configured in the primary data center.

  • In the Directory Authentication Method page, enable Windows Authentication, if configured in the primary data center.

Go to the appliance settings Install Certificate page to add Certificate Authority signed certificates, duplicating the certificates in the VMware Identity Manager appliances in the primary data center. See Using SSL Certificates.