If you use an external connector with your vRealize Automation Directories Management configuration, you may need to upgrade this connector on occasion.
You may need to upgrade an external connector when upgrading the version of your vRealize Automation deployment or if a new connector build offers a feature you want.
This documentation applies only to users who have deployed additional, stand-alone external connector appliances. In vRealize Automation, external connector appliances are used with smart card authentication, for instance.
By default, the connector uses the VMware Web site for the upgrade procedure, which requires the connector appliance to have Internet connectivity. You must also configure proxy server settings for the connector appliance, if applicable.
If your connector instance does not have an Internet connection, you can perform the upgrade offline. For an offline upgrade, you download the upgrade package and set up a local Web server to host the upgrade file.
This information is intended for anyone who installs, upgrades, and configures Directories Management. The information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology.