vRealize Operations Manager uses the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) platform-independent protocol to access distributed directory services to obtain users and user group information that resides on another machine. To import users from an LDAP user database on another machine, you indicate the source information for the import. When you import user information from an LDAP database, vRealize Operations Manager creates user records and assigns them to user groups in vRealize Operations Manager.

To manage LDAP import sources, click Administration and click LDAP Import Sources. The type of LDAP source, name or IP address of the host machine, port used, base distinguished name (DN), and state of automatic synchronization appear in the data grid.

LDAP Import Sources Toolbar and Data Grid



LDAP Import Sources toolbar

To manage LDAP import sources, use the toolbar icons.

Plus sign. Add an LDAP import source, and provide the information for the LDAP import source in the Add Source for User and Group Import dialog box.

Pencil. Edit the selected LDAP import source, and modify the details in the Edit Source dialog box.

Red X. Delete an LDAP import source.

Source Display Name

Meaningful name that you assign to the LDAP import source.

Source Type

Indicates the type of directory services access technology to access the source machine where the LDAP database of user accounts resides. Options include:

Open LDAP. A platform-independent protocol that provides access to an LDAP database on another machine to import user accounts.

Active Directory. Microsoft directory access technology used to import user accounts from an LDAP database on a Windows machine. vRealize Operations Manager supports Windows Server 2003 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 and later versions.

Other. Specifies any other LDAP based directory services, such as Novel or OpenDJ, used to import user accounts from an LDAP database on a Linux Mac machine.


Name or IP address of the host machine where the LDAP user database resides.


Port used for the import. Use port 389 if you are not using SSL/TLS, or port 636 if you are using SSL/TLS, or another port number of your choice. Global Catalog ports are 3268 for non-SSL/TLS, and 3269 for SSL/TLS.

Base DN

Base distinguished name for the user search. vRealize Operations Manager will locate only the users under the Base DN. The Base DN is an elementary entry for an imported user's distinguished name (DN), which is the base entry for the user name without the need for other related information such as the full path to the user account, or the inclusion of related domain components. Although vRealize Operations Manager populates the Base DN, an Administrator must verify the Base DN before saving the LDAP configuration.

Auto Synchronization

When selected, enables vRealize Operations Manager to map imported LDAP users to user groups.

Last Synchronized

Date and time that the synchronization last occurred.