How to Create a Limited VMware Read-Account (“Virtual Machine User”)

Last updated on: March 26th, 2021

The VMware integration requires a credential with a minimum of read access to the vCenter, in addition to the vScope server being able to communicating with it.

vCenter read only role

Users of a shared VMware-environment might want to have a limited read account, where only parts of the infrastructure is shown. This can be achieved by creating a “Virtual Machine User”-account.

Role: Virtual Machine User
User Capabilities

  • Perform actions on virtual machines only.
  •  Interact with virtual machines, but not change the virtual machine configuration. This includes:
    – All privileges for the scheduled tasks privileges group
    – Selected privileges for the global items and virtual machine privileges groups
    – No privileges for the folder, datacenter, datastore, network, host, resource, alarms, sessions, performance, and permissions privileges groups

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