Administering VMware Data Services Manager provides you information about the DSM administrator console and the tasks you can perform as a DSM administrator.

About the DSM Administrator Console

A user in the DSM administrator role interacts with the VMware Data Services Manager console to monitor and manage details of the environment, and to perform various administrative tasks.

See Roles and Their Responsibilities.

The Dashboard

The Dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of important VMware Data Services Manager metrics for your deployment that include the following:

  • The number of configured users and their roles.
  • The number and type of all provisioned databases.
  • Configured settings for your environment.

Click a Dashboard entry to drill-down and view detailed information about the object.

About the Console Views

The DSM administrator console provides several views that enable you to configure, monitor, and manage your deployment. You can access a view of interest via the left navigation pane, and in some cases, also from the Dashboard.

Provider View Description
Permissions Create, monitor, manage the configured users.
Infrastructure Policies View infrastructure policies available in your environment and databases associated with these policies.
Databases Create, monitor, and manage databases.
Version & Upgrade Manage DSM system software updates.
System Logs Manage DSM system log collection.
System Audit Monitor system audit events.
External Storage Monitor connectivity to external storage.
Settings Manage system settings.
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