vRealize Operations Manager provides backward compatibility for users of the earlier version of vRealize Operations Manager, so that users of vCenter Server who have privileges in the earlier version in vCenter Server can log in to vRealize Operations Manager.

When you register vRealize Operations Manager in vCenter Server, certain roles become available in vCenter Server.

  • The Administrator account in the previous version of vRealize Operations Manager maps to the PowerUser role.

  • The Operator account in the previous version of vRealize Operations Manager maps to the ReadOnly role.

During registration, all roles in vRealize Operations Manager, except for vRealize Operations Manager Administrator, Maintenance, and Migration, become available dynamically in vCenter Server. Administrators in vCenter Server have all of the roles in vRealize Operations Manager that map during registration, but these administrator accounts only receive a specific role on the root folder in vCenter Server if it is specially assigned.

Registration of vRealize Operations Manager with vCenter Server is optional. If users choose not to register vRealize Operations Manager with vCenter Server, a vCenter Server administrator can still use their user name and password to log in to vRealize Operations Manager, but these users cannot use the vCenter Server session ID to log in. In this case, typical vCenter Server users must have one or more vRealize Operations Manager roles to log in to vRealize Operations Manager.

When multiple instances of vCenter Server are added to vRealize Operations Manager, user credentials become valid for all of the vCenter Server instances. When a user logs in to vRealize Operations Manager, if the user selects all vCenter Server options during login, vRealize Operations Manager requires that the user's credentials are valid for all of the vCenter Server instances. If a user account is only valid for a single vCenter Server instance, that user can select the vCenter Server instance from the login drop-down menu to log in to vRealize Operations Manager.

vCenter Server users who log in to vRealize Operations Manager must have one or more of the following roles in vCenter Server:

  • vRealize Operations Content Admin Role

  • vRealize Operations General User Role 1

  • vRealize Operations General User Role 2

  • vRealize Operations General User Role 3

  • vRealize Operations General User Role 4

  • vRealize Operations Power User Role

  • vRealize Operations Power User without Remediation Actions Role

  • vRealize Operations Read Only Role

For more information about vCenter Server users, groups, and roles, see the vCenter Server documentation.