To configure a user account that gives View Manager permission to operate in vCenter Server, you must assign a role with appropriate privileges to that user. To use the View Composer service in vCenter Server, you must give the user account additional privileges. To manage desktops that are used in local mode, you must give the user account privileges that include View Manager, View Composer, and local mode privileges.

To support View Composer, you also must make this user a local system administrator on the vCenter Server computer.

In Active Directory, create a user in the View Connection Server domain or a trusted domain. See Creating a User Account for vCenter Server.

Familiarize yourself with the privileges that are required for the user account. See View Manager Privileges Required for the vCenter Server User.

If you use View Composer, familiarize yourself with the additional required privileges. See View Composer Privileges Required for the vCenter Server User.

If you manage local desktops, familiarize yourself with the additional required privileges. See Local Mode Privileges Required for the vCenter Server User.

1

In vCenter Server, prepare a role with the required privileges for the user.

You can use the predefined Administrator role in vCenter Server. This role can perform all operations in vCenter Server.

If you use View Composer, you can create a limited role with the minimum privileges needed by View Manager and View Composer to perform vCenter Server operations.

In vSphere Client, click Home > Roles > Add Role, enter a role name such as View Composer Administrator, and select privileges for the role.

This role must have all the privileges that both View Manager and View Composer need to operate in vCenter Server.

If you manage local desktops, you can create a limited role with the minimum privileges needed by View Manager, View Composer, and the local mode feature to perform vCenter Server operations.

In vSphere Client, click Home > Roles > Add Role, enter a role name such as Local Mode Administrator, and select privileges for the role.

This role must have all the privileges that View Manager, View Composer, and the local mode feature need to operate in vCenter Server.

If you use View Manager without View Composer and do not manage local desktops, you can create an even more limited role with the minimum privileges needed by View Manager to perform vCenter Server operations.

In vSphere Client, click Home > Roles > Add Role, enter a role name such as View Manager Administrator, and select privileges for the role.

2

In vSphere Client, right-click the vCenter Server at the top level of the inventory, click Add Permission, and add the vCenter Server user.

Note

You must define the vCenter Server user at the vCenter Server level.

3

From the drop-down menu, select the Administrator role, or the View Composer or View Manager role that you created, and assign it to the vCenter Server user.

4

If you use View Composer, on the vCenter Server computer, add the vCenter Server user account as a member of the local system Administrators group.

View Composer requires that the vCenter Server user is a system administrator on the vCenter Server computer.

In View Administrator, when you add vCenter Server to View Manager, specify the vCenter Server user. See Add vCenter Server Instances to View Manager.