You can install a new instance of VMware Identity Manager or import an existing instance when you are configuring vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Easy Installer for vRealize Automation and VMware Identity Manager.



  • Verify that you have a static IP address and Active Directory details before you begin your configuration.
  • Verify that an external load balancer is installed with a valid certificate and the requirements are met. For more information, see vRealize Automation Load Balancing.


  1. To install a new instance, select the Install vIDM.
    1. Enter the required text boxes 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 is assigned in the corresponding product. For example, when vRealize Automation 8.x is getting registered with VMware Identity Manager, this default configuration user is made the organization admin and is given with appropriate roles. Once vRealize Automation 8.x is deployed, the configuration user is the initial user to log in with. With other products when they are integrated with VMware Identity Manager, the same user is assigned an admin role in the product. More of SSO use-case where the default configuration admin has access to all deployed products.
  3. Click Next.