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What vCenter permisssions does SMVI need?

saabsimcadm

Hi,

I'm setting up SMVI 2.0 to backup vCenter 4.0 U1 to a FAS2040 and I'd like to create a special role for the SMVI user in vCenter so that SMVI doesn't have full access. What permissions does SMVI need on the vCenter server?

Thanks in advance,
Daniel

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amritad

Hi,

You would need the following permissions:

·         DATASTORE

o    Remove Datastore

o    Browse Datastore

o    Remove File

o    Rename Datastore

·         HOST

o    Configuration

-       Storage Partition Configuration

-       Advanced Settings

-       Change Settings

·         VIRTUAL MACHINE

o    Interaction  

-       Power off

-       Power on

o    Configuration

-       Add Existing Disk

-       Add New Disk

-       Remove Disk

-       Add or Remove Device

-       Advanced

o    State

-       Create Snapshot

-       Remove Snapshot

-       Revert to snapshot

Regards

Amrita

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amritad

Hi,

You would need the following permissions:

·         DATASTORE

o    Remove Datastore

o    Browse Datastore

o    Remove File

o    Rename Datastore

·         HOST

o    Configuration

-       Storage Partition Configuration

-       Advanced Settings

-       Change Settings

·         VIRTUAL MACHINE

o    Interaction  

-       Power off

-       Power on

o    Configuration

-       Add Existing Disk

-       Add New Disk

-       Remove Disk

-       Add or Remove Device

-       Advanced

o    State

-       Create Snapshot

-       Remove Snapshot

-       Revert to snapshot

Regards

Amrita

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saabsimcadm

Seems to be working well, thanks!

djaquays0

We do not use the SMVI for restores, only to take snapshots.  For us, we only had to give the SMVI user

Datastore \

  Browse Datastore

Virtual Machine \

  Configuration \

    Disk lease

  Provisioning \

    Allow read-only disk access

    Allow virtual machine download

  State \

    Create snapshot

    remove snapshot

This is the default VCB user permissions with the addition of the Browse Datastore permission, which SMVI requires.

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