Before you upgrade the VMware Identity Manager virtual appliance online, perform these prerequisite tasks.

  • Verify that at least 2.5 GB of disk space is available on the primary root partition of the virtual appliance.

  • Take a snapshot of your virtual appliance to back it up. For information about how to take snapshots, see the vSphere documentation.

  • If you are using an external database, take a snapshot or backup of the database.

  • Verify that VMware Identity Manager is properly configured.

  • Verify that the virtual appliance can resolve and reach on port 80 over HTTP.

  • If an HTTP proxy server is required for outbound HTTP access, configure the proxy server settings for the virtual appliance. See Configure Proxy Server Settings for the VMware Identity Manager Appliance.

  • Confirm that a VMware Identity Manager upgrade exists. Run the appropriate command to check for upgrades. See Check for the Availability of a VMware Identity Manager Upgrade Online.