There are different layers of users in BVQ:

Operating system users

This user is needed for the Windows services running bvq, such as bvq-server, bvq-scanner-local, bvq-mongodb & bvq-grafana.

This user can be a local or domain user with right to run services (install, start, restart, stop, uninstall).

(info) The localization settings of the OS are responsible for the format output of the BVQ REST API.

Scanned system users

For each system which is scanned by BVQ (IBM Spectrum Virtualize (SVC/Storwize/Flashsystem) & VMware vCenter) an user account must be set up.

See Preparation of BVQ software installation - Configuration of SVC user and Preparation of BVQ software installation - VMware vCenter user for further information.

Database users in MongoDB

This user is needed for the different BVQ services and GUIs to connect to the MongoDB database. (e.g BVQ Server persisting performance data to the DB or BVQ GUI connecting to the database to visualize treemap & performance data)

The database user for MongoDB is initially created by the BVQ installer during installation. You can change/delete existing user or create new users if needed. See Database users in MongoDB

(info) For BVQ by the default there is only 1 db user necessary.
(warning) If the password for the DB user is lost, there is no way to access the database. Keep the password save.

Web UI users

These users are needed to log into the Web UI. There are different roles with different privileges available.

See Web UI users

(info) By default there is one bvq user created during the installation. This user has administrative rights within the WebUI. By default this user has the same credentials as the Database user in MongoDB.

Grafana users

Grafana has its own user management, therefor a separate user is created within grafana during the installation of BVQ. Since version 5.4.x this is an administrative user.

See Grafana users

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