It is a best practice across industries to update access credentials. Thus, Data Management for VMware Tanzu allows you to update credentials to access vCenter, when required. For example, due to a change in password or any other changes in the account.

Warning: When you update the credentials to access vCenter, the in-flight database operations continue by using previous credentials. While updating vCenter credentials, if you provide invalid usernames or passwords, UPDATE INFRA DETAILS operations fail because Data Management for VMware Tanzu validates authenticity of the vCenter credentials.


These procedures are typically performed by an Organization Administrator or Provider Administrator.

Procedure to Update vCenter Credentials

Perform the following procedure to update the vCenter credentials:

  1. Log in to the Data Management for VMware Tanzu console using your Organization Administrator or Provider Administrator credentials.

  2. From the left navigation pane, select Environment.

    The Environment view table displays the currently onboarded environments.

  3. Examine the environment listed in the table, identify the environment for which you you want to update the vCenter credentials, and click that row.

    The environment information in the Details tab displays.

  4. To update the credentials for vCenter, click the EDIT button in the Environment Information section.

    The vCenter Credentials pane in the Environment Edit dialog box displays.

  5. Set the vCenter access credentials:

    Property Name Value
    Management Username Enter the management username for vCenter.
    Management Password Enter the management password for vCenter.
    Monitoring Read-Only Username Enter the username for monitoring vCenter.
    Monitoring Read-Only Password Enter the password for monitoring vCenter.
  6. Click UPDATE.

  7. To validate the success of this operation, you can monitor the status in the Recent Operations pane.

Note: Whenever the vCenter credentials are changed by a vSphere admin by using the vCenter console or API, the updated credentials should be updated for Data Management for VMware Tanzu as well. If the vCenter credentials are not changed for Data Management for VMware Tanzu, then the Environment health status turns to Degraded in the Environment view and the VCENTER alarm is raised in the Health tab.
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