You can use the deployment checklist to gather the necessary information to install the connector virtual appliance.

Depending on your deployment, you might only need a portion of the network information for your virtual appliances when you create the static IP addresses in the DNS before the installation and during the installation.

See Using a Load Balancer to Enable External Access to the Connector for information.

Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) Information Checklist

Information to Gather

List the Information

connector FQDN

Network Information Checklist

Information to Gather

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IP address

DNS name for this virtual appliance

Default Gateway address

Netmask or prefix

VMware Identity Manager supports integrating with Active Directory or LDAP directory environments.

Active Directory Domain Controller Information Checklist

Information to Gather

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Active Directory server name

Active Directory domain name

Base DN

For Active Directory over LDAP, the Bind DN username and password

For Active Directory with Integrated Windows Authentication, the user name and password of the account that has privileges to join computers to the domain.

LDAP Directory Server Information Checklist

Information to Gather

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LDAP directory server name or IP address

LDAP directory server port number

Base DN

Bind DN username and password

LDAP search filters for group objects, bind user objects, and user objects

LDAP attribute names for membership, object UUID, and distinguished name

SSL Certificate Information Checklist

Information to Gather

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SSL certificate

Private key

Note

You can add an SSL certificate after you deploy the connector virtual appliance.

Create strong passwords for the admin user, root user, and sshuser. Strong passwords should be at least eight characters long and include uppercase and lowercase characters and at least one digit or special character.

Important

The admin user password must be at least 6 characters in length.

Administrator Passwords

Information to Gather

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Appliance administrator account password

Appliance root account password

sshuser account password for remote log in