You access the SDDC Manager client using a standard Web browser.

Before you begin

Verify that you have the following information:

  • A user name and password for an account that is configured for accessing the SDDC Manager client. Your installation uses role-based access control (RBAC) to determine what operations a user can perform, including logging in. For details about SDDC Manager and RBAC, see Role-Based Access Control.

    During the Cloud Foundation bring-up process, a name and password are entered to create a superuser account. If this is the first time you are logging in after running the bring-up process, you can use those superuser account credentials to log in and then authorize other users for access. The superuser account's domain is the SSO domain that was entered during the bring-up process, for example vsphere.local, and you log in using the form superuser-name@domain and the superuser password.

  • The Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for the SDDC Manager virtual IP address (VIP). This name typically has a form like vrm.sddc.example.com, where sddc.example.com is the value that was specified for the subdomain in the bring-up process wizard. During the bring-up process on the initial rack in a Cloud Foundation environment, this FQDN and VIP address are created and the VIP address is assigned to a network subinterface of the SDDC Manager instance that is deployed in that initial rack.

    See the VMware Cloud Foundation Overview and Bring-Up Guide for details about the IP addresses that are assigned during the bring-up process. For a description of the SDDC Manager VIP address, see About the Primary Rack and the SDDC Manager Virtual IP Address.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, open the login screen by navigating to https://VIP-FQDN/vrm-ui

    For example, point your browser to https://vrm.sddc.example.com:8443/vrm-ui

  2. Log in using the user name and password for an account that is configured for access.

Results

You are logged in to the SDDC Manager client and the Dashboard page appears in the browser.