Operator Guide

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This guide shows you how to run an Ops Manager platform.


Running an Ops Manager platform may include but is not limited to:

  • Configuring Ops Manager capabilities

  • Integrating Ops Manager with external systems

  • Updating Ops Manager and installed products

  • Monitoring Ops Manager health and performance

  • Adjusting Ops Manager resources and options to fix health or performance issues

  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting Ops Manager problems

  • Managing VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs) users, resources, and infrastructure

  • Installing software services and otherwise enabling developers

  • Maintaining Ops Manager

  • Keeping Ops Manager secure

If you do these things, you are an Ops Manager operator, and the contents of this guide are for you.


  • Day 2 Configurations: Setting up internal operations and external integrations for Ops Manager.

  • Ongoing Operations: Routine procedures for running and growing the platform, including:

    • Ops Manager Upgrades
    • IaaS changes
    • Monitoring, logging, and reporting
    • Platform tuning
    • Enabling developers
    • Backing up
    • Security
  • Managing TAS for VMs Runtimes: Procedures performed by people with administrator or manager roles in TAS for VMs, such as managing users, orgs, spaces, and service instances. Operators can perform these actions by logging in with admin credentials, which grants them the role of Org Manager across all TAS for VMs orgs. For more information, see Logging In to Apps Manager.

  • Using Ops Manager: The Ops Manager Installation Dashboard interface streamlines the installation, configuration, and upgrading of Ops Manager services and add-ons.

  • Using the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI): Using the cf CLI to send commands to the Cloud Controller, the executive component of TAS for VMs.

  • Troubleshooting and Diagnostics: Tools and procedures for troubleshooting Ops Manager.