When you install and configure VMware Identity Manager, you select an external database or the internal database. If your appliance is configured to use the internal database, you need to modify a few settings.

If your VMware Identity Manager appliance is configured for an external database, you do not need to modify any settings before cloning the appliance. Cloned VMware Identity Manager virtual appliances will also use the external database that is configured for the original appliance.

You have installed and configured a VMware Identity Manager virtual appliance and added it to a load balancer.