Deploy a VMware vSphere Client using ESX or ESXi versions earlier than 6.5
Download the VMware connector from ETP. See Create and download an identity connector.
Before you begin
Complete this procedure to deploy a connector with ESX or ESXi versions that are earlier than 6.5. This process requires that you use the vSphere Client. The steps for deploying a VMware vSphere Client (vSphere Client) differ depending on the version of your VMware ESXi hypervisor. For a list of supported ESXi versions, see Connector-to-VM and cloud platform compatibility.
- The connector should download as a tar.gz file but the file extension may be incorrect in Microsoft Windows. Rename the tar file to a tar.gz file. For example, rename <filename>.tar to <filename>.tar.gz.
- Decompress and untar the archive to extract the /agent directory.
In the vSphere Client:
Deploy the agent.ovf file from the agent
Make sure that the Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) deployment
completes successfully. Wait for the success message to appear.
- Click .
Return to the Identity Connector page to verify the connector IP address information and to approve the connector. For more information, see Set up an identity connector in a VMware environment.