I only see in-place upgrade documentation now. Customer wants to upgrade while moving to new VMs. How can they do that?
You can use the same method as before which is
How can the existing 8.51 large database be used in this scenario? The goal is to move from SQL2014 to SQL2016.
Ah, right, I was assuming you wanted a new database as well.
You could do the upgrade to 9.02 first if you want.
Looks like one other item before step 1 would be to manually create the CA_UIM database in SQL2016, then set the database compatibility mode to SQL2014 for UIM 8.51. Does that sound correct?
I think that you need to run UIM installer to build new UIM database schema.