To set up VMware Identity Manager in a second data center for redundancy, you export an OVA file of the primary VMware Identity Manager appliance and use the OVA file to deploy appliances in a secondary data center.

VMware Identity Manager OVA file that was exported from the master VMware Identity Manager in the primary data center

IP Address and DNS record of secondary data center

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From the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client, select Deploy OVF template to deploy the VMware Identity Manager OVA file that was exported.

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To install the appliances, see Install the VMware Identity Manager OVA File.

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After the VMware Identity Manager appliances are powered on, update the appliance configuration for each.

The VMware Identity Manager appliances in the secondary data center are identical copies of the master VMware Identity Manager appliance in the primary data center. Syncing to Active Directory and to resources that are configured in the primary data center is disabled.

Go to the administration console pages and configure the following:

Enable Join Domain as configured in the master VMware Identity Manager appliance in the primary data center.

In the Auth Adapters page, add the authentication methods that are configured in the primary data center.

In the Directory Authentication Method page, enable Windows Authentication, if configured in the primary data center.

Go to the appliance settings Install Certificate page to add certificate authority signed certificates, duplicating the certificates in the VMware Identity Manager appliances in the primary data center. See Using SSL Certificates.