To integrate vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Operations Manager, you must specify credentials for vRealize Log Insight to authenticate against vRealize Operations Manager. To manipulate objects in vRealize Operations Manager, a user account must have the required permissions.

The user account which meets these requirements differs between vRealize Operations Manager and vCenter Operations Manager licenses.

vRealize Operations Manager (6.0 and later) License

Table 1. Alert Integration


Permissions and Objects to Select

Create a custom role with the following permissions:

  1. Administration -> Resource Kind Management [Check All]

  2. Administration -> Resource Management [Check All]

  3. Administration -> Rest APIs

    1. All other, Read, Write APIs

    2. Read access to APIs

Assign the above role to the local or Active Directory user (new or existing) and select objects/object hierarchies to assign

  1. Adapter Instance -> vRealizeOpsMgrAPI [Check All]

  2. vSphere Hosts and Clusters [Check All]

  3. vSphere Networking [Check All]

  4. vSphere Storage [Check All]

Table 2. Launch in Context Integration

For vRealize Operations 6.0 and above, for Launch in Context Integration to work, a user with administrator privilege is required. If both Alert and Launch in Context are enabled, a user with administrator privileges is required.


Beginning in vRealize Operations Manager 6.1.x and later, vRealize Log Insight supports Active Directory integration with vRealize Operations Manager.

If Active Directory users are used, the vCenter Operations Manager user permissions will override the permissions set by vRealize Operations Manager.

vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.5 License

vCenter Operations Manager

Minimum Required Credentials


Default Admin user credentials

Advanced or Enterprise

Read Only user credentials


vRealize Log Insight does not support Active Directory integration with vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.5.