If your VMware Identity Manager virtual appliance has Internet connectivity, you can upgrade the appliance online.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMware Identity Manager virtual appliance as the root user.
  2. Run the following updatemgr.hzn command.
    /usr/local/horizon/update/updatemgr.hzn updateinstaller
  3. Run the following command to check that on online upgrade exists.
    /usr/local/horizon/update/updatemgr.hzn check
  4. Run the following command to update the appliance.
    /usr/local/horizon/update/updatemgr.hzn update

    Messages that occur during the upgrade are saved to the update.log file at /opt/vmware/var/log/update.log.

  5. Run the updatemgr.hzn check command again to verify that a newer update does not exist.
    /usr/local/horizon/update/updatemgr.hzn check
  6. Check the version of the upgraded appliance.
    vamicli version --appliance

    The new version is displayed.

  7. Restart the virtual appliance.

    reboot

Results

The upgrade is complete.

Note that search and autocomplete features in the administration console will not be available for 15-20 minutes after the virtual appliance starts. In version 2.7, search indexes have been moved to Elasticsearch, a search and analytics engine embedded in the VMware Identity Manager appliance. The migration process can take up to 15-20 minutes after the virtual appliance starts.

Also note that for search and autocomplete to work, auditing must not be disabled. You can verify the auditing setting in the Catalog > Setting > Auditing page.