As a system administrator, you must ensure that users and their supporting infrastructure are in place. You establish and maintain user access to your instance of vRealize Operations Manager, control user preferences, and manage settings for the email server.

To ensure security of the objects in your vRealize Operations Manager instance, you manage all aspects of user access control.

vRealize Operations Manager provides user group-based security. With group-based security, you control the access privileges for each user and user group. You can add each user to user groups, and you can assign access privileges to user groups. For example, one user group might be able to view only the objects integrity levels, and another user group might be able to configure objects.

Each adapter that you integrate with vRealize Operations Manager adds its own set of object trees that administrators use to assign access privileges to users. vRealize Operations Manager enforces which objects a user can see, and the operations that they can perform on those objects, based on the access privileges and roles assigned to the user by the administrator.

To determine the display options for vRealize Operations Manager, such as colors for the display and health chart, the number of metrics and groups to display, and whether to synchronize system time with the host machine, you configure the user preferences on the top toolbar.