You must set up a root and admin accounts for vSphere Replication. The admin account is used to access both the virtual appliance console and the VRMS Appliance Management Interface.

vSphere Replication currently uses the admin account as the administrator of the VRMS Appliance Management Interface. No other user is created.

When you deploy the vSphere Replication virtual appliance, you set the password for the root and admin accounts in the OVF Deployment wizard.

The root and admin passwords must be at least 8 characters long.

Privileges Assigned to Default User Roles

vSphere Replication includes a set of roles. Each role includes a set of privileges, which allow users with those roles to complete different actions.

See the topic vSphere Replication Roles and Permissions in the VMware vSphere Replication Installation and Configuration Guide.