After you install the updates, you must update your Single Sign-On (SSO) password for VMware Identity Manager.

VMware Identity Manager replaces the Identity Appliance and vSphere SSO components.


  1. Log out of the vRealize Appliance management console, and close your browser.
  2. Open the browser again, and log back in.
  3. Select vRA Settings > SSO.
  4. Using a complex password, enter a new VMware Identity Manager password and click Save Settings.

    Do not use simple passwords. You can safely ignore the following error message: SSO server is not connected. It can require several minutes to restart the services.

    The vRealize Appliance management console accepts the password.

  5. Reboot the virtual appliance.
    1. Click the System tab.
    2. Click Reboot and confirm your selection.
  6. Verify that all services are running.
    1. Log in to the vRealize Automation appliance management interface.
    2. Click the Services tab on the console.
    3. Click the Refresh tab to monitor the progress of service startup.

      You should see a minimum of 35 services.

  7. Verify that all services are registered except iaas-service.

    The release-management service does not start without a vRealize Code Stream license key.

What to do next

Update the License Key.