If you have deployed multiple VMware Identity Manager virtual appliances in a cluster for failover or high availability, you can upgrade the nodes one at a time. Expect some downtime during upgrade and plan the timing of your upgrade accordingly.

1

Take snapshots of the database and the VMware Identity Manager nodes.

2

Remove all nodes except one from the load balancer.

3

Upgrade the node that is still connected to the load balancer. Follow the process for an online or offline upgrade.

Important

Expect some downtime during the upgrade process.

4

After the node is upgraded, leave it connected to the load balancer.

This ensures that the VMware Identity Manager service is available while you upgrade the other nodes.

5

Upgrade the other nodes one at a time.

6

After all the nodes are upgraded, add them back to the load balancer.