Install vIDM Connector

vIDM Connector is responsible for integrating vIDM with On-Prem AD. Let's see how to install it.

Launch Connector VM

We will be installing the connector on a dedicated VM. From the Desktop of the Main Console, click on Connector-01.rdp to launch.

Open Start Menu

On the Connector-01 VM, click on the Windows icon to launch the Start Menu

Open Services Manager

  1. Search for services on the top right search bar
  2. Click on Services

Computer Browser Properties

Browser service or Computer Browser Service is a feature of Microsoft Windows to let users easily browse and locate shared resources in neighboring computers. This allows the installer to discover and aggregate the domains that are available for authentication within the network.

  1. Look for and right-click on the Computer Browser service
  2. Click on Properties

Start the Computer Browser Service

  1. Set the startup type for the service to Automatic
  2. Click Apply
  3. Click Start
  4. Click OK

Confirm Computer Browser Service is Running

Make sure the Computer Browser service is Running

Open Start Menu

On the Connector-01 VM, click on the Windows icon to launch the Start Menu

Open Network Connections

  1. Search for View network connections on the top right search bar
  2. Click on View Network Connections

Open Ethernet02 Properties

  1. Right click on the available network adapter and click on properties
  2. Click on Properties on the Ethernet02 Status window

Open Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties

  1. Double click Internet Properties Version 4 (TCP/IPV4)
  2. Click Advanced on the new window

Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP

  1. Navigate to the WINS tab
  2. Select the Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP button
  3. Click OK

Click OK on the pop-up windows to close them.

Launch Windows Explorer

From the Toolbar, launch Windows Explorer

Run VMware Enterprise Connector Installer

  1. Expand Documents
  2. Expand HOL
  3. Expand vIDM On Prem
  4. Double Click on VMware Enterprise Systems Connector 9.3.0.2 Installer

OPTIONAL - Confirm Installer Security Warning

If you see any Security Warning, click Run

VMware Enterprise Systems Connector - Installation Wizard

Click Next

Accept VMware End User License Agreement

  1. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement
  2. Click Next

Select Installer Features

The VMware Enterprise Systems Connector is a bundled installer of both the AirWatch Cloud Connector and the VMware Identity Manager Connector services. For this lab we will only be installing the VMware Identity Manager Connector feature.

  1. Click on the AirWatch Cloud Connector feature
  2. Select This feature will not be available

Select Installer Features

  1. Click on the VMware Identity Manager Connector feature
  2. Select This feature, and all subfeatures, will be installed on local hard drive
  3. Click Next

Destination Folder

Click Next

JRE Install

The installer will automatically install the required version of JRE on the server. This should take around 1-2 minutes.

Click Yes to continue

Connector Port Config

Click Browse

Select connector-01 Certificate

  1. Expand Documents
  2. Expand HOL
  3. Expand vIDM On Prem
  4. Select the connector-01 file
  5. Click Open

Connector Port Config

  1. Enter the Certificate Password VMware1!
  2. Click Next

VMware Identity Manager Connector Activation

  1. Select No for Would you like to active the Connector Now?
  2. Click Next

VMware Identity Manager Connector Service Account

Select Browse to select Connector service as a domain user account.

Browse for a User Account

Select Browse next to the Domain or Server field

Select a Domain or Server

  1. Select the CORP domain
  2. Click OK

NOTE - If you don't see all of the above options listed, you might be required to restart the server and come back to this step.

Browse for a User or Account

Click Browse next to the User name field

Select a User Name

  1. Select the connectsrv account
  2. Click OK

Confirm connectsrv account

Click OK to confirm the selection of the service account connectsrv

VMware Identity Manager Connector Service Account

  1. Enter the password for the CORP\connectsrv account VMware1!
  2. Click Next

Ready to Install the Program

Click Install

The installation will take around 1-2 minutes to complete.

Click Finish

Click Finish to complete the Connector Setup.

Return to the Main Console

This concludes the installation of vIDM Connector. Click on X to return to the Main Console to continue with the remaining steps of the lab.

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