The vCenter Server credentials that you use to connect vRealize Operations Manager to a vCenter Server instance determine what objects vRealize Operations Manager monitors. As a vRealize Operations Manager administrator, you must understand how the vCenter Adapter credentials and the user privileges interact to ensure that you configure adapters and users correctly.

Because vRealize Operations Manager supports local user accounts and vCenter Server authentication, you must take care with user permissions in vCenter Server and vRealize Operations Manager.

When you configure a vCenterAdapter, you must provide vCenter Server credentials that have sufficient privileges to connect to the vCenter Server and have access to the objects you are monitoring with vRealize Operations Manager.

The privileges of the provided credentials determines what objects all users can see in vRealize Operations Manager. For example, you can configure the adapter to connect to a vCenter Server instance with credentials that have permission to access only one of your three hosts. Every user who logs in to vRealize Operations Manager sees only the one host, even when an individual user has privileges on all three of the hosts in vCenter Server.

You can control user access for the local users based on how you configure user privileges in Access Control in vRealize Operations Manager. If users log in using their vCenter Server accounts, then how their vCenter Server account is configured determines their privileges.

To avoid this type of unexpected result, configure local vRealize Operations Manager users and vCenter Server users with the privileges you want them to have in your environment.