After you set up the database in the VMware Identity Manager Setup wizard, you can configure VMware Identity Manager to use a different database.

You must point VMware Identity Manager to an initialized, populated database. For example, you can use a database configured as the result of a successful run of the VMware Identity Manager Setup wizard, a database from a backup, or an existing database from a recovered snapshot.

Install and configure the supported Microsoft SQL, Oracle edition, or VMware vFabric PostgreSQL as the external database server. For information about specific versions that are supported by VMware Identity Manager, see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php.

Transfer data from the internal database, if you had been using one.

1

In the administration console click Appliance Settings and select VA Configuration.

2

Click Manage Configuration.

3

Log in with the VMware Identity Manager administrator password.

4

On the Database Connection Setup page, select External Database as the database type.

5

Enter information about the database connection.

a

Type the JDBC URL of the database server.

PostgreSQL

jdbc:postgresql://IP_address/saas?stringtype=unspecified

Microsoft SQL

jdbc:sqlserver://IP_address;DatabaseName=saas

Oracle

jdbc:oracle:thin:@//IP_address:port/sid
b

Type the name of the user with read and write privileges to the database.

PostgreSQL

horizon

Microsoft SQL

horizon

Oracle

“saas”

c

Type the password for the user you created when you configured the database.

6

Click Test Connection to verify and save the information.