After you log in to vRealize Operations Manager from a web browser, you see the Quick Start page. You can set any dashboard to be the landing page instead of the Quick Start page. Click the Actions menu on a dashboard that you want to set as the landing page and select Set as Home landing page. To remove the dashboard as the home landing page, click the Actions menu on the relevant dashboard and select Reset from Home landing page.

The Quick Start page provides an overview of key areas of vRealize Operations Manager.

Quick Start Page Before Cloud Accounts Are Configured

When you log in to vRealize Operations Manager and no cloud accounts are configured, the Quick Start page displays guided tours in the Optimize Performance, Optimize Capacity, Troubleshoot, and Manage Configuration sections. Watch these guided tours to understand how the product functions. If your user account does not have administrative rights, then the Quick Start page prompts you to contact the administrator for configuration of cloud accounts.

If you have logged in using an administrative account, you must set the currency in the Global Settings page. In the menu, click Administration, and then in the left pane click Management > Global Settings. You can do so from the message that you see in the Quick Start page when you log in for the first time. Optionally, you can close the message. Once you set a currency, you cannot change it. As an administrator, you must also first set up a cloud account or configure an adapter before you can start using vRealize Operations Manager. Until you do so, you see links to guided tours about vRealize Operations Manager.

A new license key is required for vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 and later versions. All license keys except vSOM Enterprise Plus and its add-ons are invalidated. The product works in evaluation mode until a new valid license key, which can be obtained from the MyVMware portal, is installed. After login, if you see the " You are using an evaluation license. Please consider applying a new license by the end of the evaluation period." message in the Quick Start page, you must add a new license before the end of the 60-day evaluation period in the Licensing page. To add a new license, from the message, click Actions > Go to Licensing.
Note: If you added new licenses when you upgraded to vRealize Operations Manager 7.0, you can skip this step.

After logging in, if you see a message like, "vRealize Operations Manager internal certificates will expire on dd/mm/yyyy. Please install a new certificate before the expiry date. For details, see KB 71018" in the Quick Start page, you must upgrade your internal certificates for vRealize Operations Manager using the certificate renewal PAK file from the vRealize Operations Manager Administrator interface. For more information, see the following KB article 71018.

Quick Start Page After Cloud Accounts Are Configured

When you log in to vRealize Operations Manager after the cloud accounts or adapter instances are configured, and the initial setup is complete, the Quick Start displays the following sections.

Optimize Performance
Displays links to workload optimization, right sizing, recommendations, and optimization history.
Optimize Capacity
Displays links to assess capacity, reclaim resources, plan scenarios and assess costs.
Displays links to the troubleshooting workbench, alerts, logs, and dashboards.
Manage Configuration
Displays links to the compliance page. Links to the dashboard that displays the configuration of your virtual machines.

Click View More to access the following sections:

Extend Monitoring
Displays links to the following VMware website:
  • VMware SDDC Health Monitoring Solution
  • vRealize Operations Aggregator Management Pack 2.0
Learn and Evaluate
Displays links to the vRealize Operations Guided Tour, Evaluate vRealize Suite, Additional Learning, and Evaluate Sample Dashboards websites.
Run Assessments
Displays shortcut links to the VMware vRealize Cloud Management Assessment and vSphere Optimization Assessment (Deprecated) pages in vRealize Operations Manager.