Before you upgrade the connector, perform these prerequisite tasks.

Prerequisites for Online Upgrade

  • Verify that the connector appliance can resolve and reach vapp-updates.vmware.com on port 80 over HTTP.

  • Verify that at least 4 GB of disk space is available on the primary root partition of the appliance.

  • Verify that the connector is properly configured.

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

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

Prerequisites for Offline Upgrade

  • Confirm that a connector upgrade exists. Check the My VMware Downloads site at my.vmware.com for upgrades.

  • Verify that at least 4 GB of disk space is available on the primary root partition of the appliance.

  • Verify that the connector is properly configured.

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

  • Configure the connector appliance to use a local Web server to host the upgrade file. See Performing an Offline Upgrade of VMware Identity Manager Connector.