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, and the actions that a user can perform to the objects and to the system, you manage all aspects of user access control .

vRealize Operations Manager assigns access permissions to users and user groups. Access privileges are organized into roles. You control users and user groups access to objects in the system, by specifying the privileges they can perform on selected objects. When you assign a role to a user, you are determining not only what actions the user can perform in the system, but also the objects upon which he can perform those actions. You can assign users a role that gives them complete access to all objects in the system. Alternatively, you can assign users a role that gives them read-only privileges on virtual machines. Since users and user groups can hold more than one role, the same user may have complete access to all the virtual machines on one cluster, but read-only access to the virtual machines on another.

As a system administrator, you must prevent unauthorized users from accessing certain files in your Windows-based environment. The %ALIVE_BASE%/user/conf directory contains password and other sensitive information related to accessing your vRealize Operations Manager environment. Access this directory, and assign access permissions accordingly to secure your environment.

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.