Before you deploy VMware Identity Manager, you must prepare your environment. This preparation includes downloading the VMware Identity Manager OVA file, creating DNS records, and obtaining IP addresses.


Before you begin to install VMware Identity Manager complete the prerequisite tasks.

  • You need one or more ESX servers to deploy the VMware Identity Manager virtual appliance.
    Note: For information about supported vSphere and ESX server versions, see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes at
  • VMware vSphere Client or vSphere Web Client is required to deploy the OVA file and access the deployed virtual appliance remotely to configure networking.
  • Download the VMware Identity Manager OVA file from the VMware Web site.