Install and Configure the VMware Identity Manager Connector

The VMware Enterprise Systems Connector has already been downloaded for you.  The VMware Enterprise Systems Connector contains both the AirWatch Cloud Controller (ACC) and VMware Identity Manager Connector services.  For this lab, you will only be installing the VMware Identity Manager Connector service in order to sync and authenticate Active Directory users with your VMware Identity Manager Tenant.

1. Start the VMware Enterprise Systems Connector Installer

  1. Click the File Explorer icon from the taskbar.
  2. Click Documents.
  3. Click HOL.
  4. Double-click the VMware Enterprise Systems Connector 9.4.0.0 Installer.exe file.

1.1. Confirm Security Warning and Run

Click Run.

NOTE - The Installer may take a minute or two to start after clicking run.

1.2. Start the VMware Enterprise Systems Connector Installer

Click Next.

1.3. Accept the License Agreement Terms

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

1.4. Disable the AirWatch Cloud Connector Feature

  1. Click the dropdown by the AirWatch Cloud Connector component.
  2. Click This feature will not be available.

1.5. Enable the VMware Identity Manager Connector Feature

  1. Click the dropdown by the VMware Identity Manager Connector component.
  2. Click This feature will be installed on local hard drive.

1.6. Accept the Default Destination Folder

Click Next to accept the default destination folder of C:\VMware\

1.7. Configure the SSL Certificate

  1. Check the Would you like to use your own SSL Certificate? option
  2. Click Browse...

1.7.1. Browse to the Connector SSL Certificate

  1. Click Documents
  2. Click HOL
  3. Click conn-01a
  4. Click Open

1.7.2. Enter SSL Certificate Password

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

1.8. Continue without Activating the Connector

  1. Select No for Would you like to activate the Connector now
  2. Click Next

In this lab, we are only interested in installing the VMware Identity Manager Connector at this point.  We will activate the Connector later once we have setup the Connector in our VMware Identity Manager Admin Console and have access to the Activation Code.  As stated by the installer, this can be updated later by accessing the Connector settings at https://{hostname}:8443, which will be https://conn-01a.corp.local:8443.

1.9. Setup the Service Account Configuration

  1. Ensure the Would you like to run the Connector service as a domain user account option is enabled.
  2. Enter CORP\Administrator for the User name.
  3. Enter VMware1! for the Password.
  4. Click Next.

1.10. Start the Install Process

Click Install.

NOTE - The Installer may take a few minutes to complete.  Please be patient while the service installs.

1.11. Close the VMware Enterprise Systems Connector After It Completes

Click Finish.

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