To facilitate the move to external Windows-based connectors, you can migrate the configuration information from external Linux-based connectors to external Windows-based connectors.

If you used one or more external Linux-based connector instances for a version of VMware Identity Manager earlier than 19.03.0.0 and upgraded to version 19.03.0.0 or later, you must now use external Windows-based connector instances.

If you want to migrate the configuration information from external Linux-based connector instances, you must collect the configuration information from each external Linux-based connector instance separately.

Prerequisites

Download the cluster-support.tgz cluster-migration package from My VMware or My Workspace ONE to an instance of the connector virtual appliance whose configuration information you plan to collect for migration purposes. Save the file under the /root directory.

Procedure

  1. As a root user, log in to an instance of the connector virtual appliance whose configuration information you plan to collect for migration purposes.
  2. Run a command at the location to which you saved the cluster-support.tgz file that uncompresses the file, such as the following command.
    tar xvfz cluster-support.tgz
    The command extracts two files, one of which is the generateClusterFile.sh file.
  3. Run the generateClusterFile.sh script with a command that creates a password, such as the following command.
    ./generateClusterFile.sh password

    Replace password with a password of at least eight characters of your own creation. You need the password later to migrate the external Linux-based connector-configuration information when you configure the corresponding external Windows-based connector.

    The command creates cluster...enc, an encrypted file that contains the external Linux-based connector configuration information.

What to do next

To transfer the external Linux-based connector-configuration information in cluster...enc file instances to instances of the external Windows-based connector, download each cluster...enc file to a respective Windows host before you install VMware Identity Manager connector on the Windows system. Use information in Perform Migration-Related Steps When Configuring the External Windows-Based Connector to supplement the instructions in the corresponding version of the Installing and Configuring VMware Identity Manager Connector (Windows) guide.