VirtualCenter permissions for Vmware View

To use vCenter with View Manager, administrator must have the appropiate permissions in order to carry out certain operations in vCenter.
These permissions are granted through a role in vCenter. Here a overview of the permissions:

  1. In vCenter go to the Administration Tab and Add a new Role. Let’s give the Role the name “View Administrator”
  2. In the section Privileges, give the following privileges:
    • Virtual Machine
      Inventory: Create and Remove
      Interaction: Power On, Power Off, Suspend, and Reset
      Configuration: Add new disk, Add or Remove Devices, Modify Device Settings, and Advanced
      Provision: Customize, Deploy Template, and Read Customiztion Specification
    • Resource
      Assing Virtual Machine to Resource Pool
  3. Click Ok

Now you can assign the role to a User.

If this Role is also used for Linked Clones you also have to asign to following privileges:

  • Folder
    Create Folder
  • Datastore
    Browse Datastore
    File Management
  • Virtual Machine
    Inventory
    Configuration
    State
    Provisioning>Clone
    Provisioning>Allow Disk Access
  • Resource
    Assign Virtual Machine to Resource Pool
  • Global
    Enable Methods
    Disable Methods

About Michael

Michael Wilmsen is a VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance.
Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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