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Configuring vCenter Permissions for Altaro VM Backup

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2017 05:17PM CET
If you wish to assign permissions to a user account in vCenter specifically for Altaro VM Backup, you need to configure the correct privileges for backup and restore operations to take place successfully. The following permissions apply to vCenter 5.0 and later, with a notable difference in the below table for vCenter 5.1 and later.

To create an account an assign the permissions, you can follow these steps:
 
  1. Go to Administration > Roles

  2. Click on Add Role

  3. Enter a name for the role, such as Altaro VM Backup

  4. Assign the following permissions to this account:
 

Section

Privileges

Datastore

Global

Licenses

Log event

Host > Configuration

Host > Inventory

Host > Local Operations

Create VM

Network

Resource

Tasks

vApp

Import

Virtual Machine > Configuration

Virtual Machine > Interaction

Power Off

Power On

Virtual Machine > Inventory

Register

Remove

Virtual Machine > Provisioning

Virtual Machine > State

[vSphere 5.0]
 

Virtual Machine > Snapshot management

[vSphere 5.1 and later]



 
  1. Go back to the Hosts and Clusters view

  2. Click on the top-level vCenter and go to the Permissions tab

  3. Add the specific user account you're looking to use, then assign the newly created User Role

  4. Ensure that the vCenter is added from Altaro using this user account
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