You can install a new instance of VMware Identity Manager or import an existing instance when you are configuring the vRealize Easy Installer.

Note: Without installing or importing a VMware Identity Manager, you cannot access any other environment from Lifecycle Manager.


Verify that you have a static IP address and Active Directory details before you begin your configuration.


  1. To install a new instance, select the Install new vIDM.
    1. Enter the required fields under Virtual Machine Name, IP Address, Hostname and Default Configuration Admin.
  2. To import an existing instance, select Import Existing vIDM.
    1. Enter the Hostname, Admin Password, System Admin Password, SSH User Password, Root Password, Default Configuration Admin and Default Configuration Admin Password.
      Note: This is a local user that you create on the default tenant in VMware Identity Manager and provide the admin access in the default tenant. The same user is used for all product integration with VMware Identity Manager and the admin role will be assigned in the corresponding product. For example, when vRealize Automation 8.0 is getting registered with vIDM, this default confiugration user will be made the org admin and given appropriate roles. Once vRA 8.0 is deployed this will be the initial user to log in with. With other products when they are integrated with vIDM, the same user will be assigned admin role in the product. More of SSO use-case where the default configuration admin will have access to all products deployed.
  3. Click Next.