Host inventory privileges control adding hosts to the inventory, adding hosts to clusters, and moving hosts in the inventory.

Host Inventory Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Affects

Pair with Object

Effective on Object

Add host to cluster

Add a host to an existing cluster.

User interface element – Inventory context menu, File > New > Add Host

VC only

Datacenters, Clusters, Host folders

Clusters

Add standalone host

Add a standalone host.

User interface element – Toolbar button, Inventory context menu, Inventory > Datacenter > Add Host, File > New > Add Host, Hosts tab context menu

VC only

Datacenters, Host folders

Host folders

Create cluster

Create a new cluster.

User interface elements – Toolbar button, inventory context menu, Inventory > Datacenter > New Cluster, File > New > Cluster

VC only

Datacenters, Host folders

Host folders

Modify cluster

Change the properties of a cluster.

User interface element – Inventory context menu, Inventory > Cluster > Edit Settings, Summary tab

VC only

Datacenters, Host folders, Clusters

Clusters

Move cluster or standalone host

Move a cluster or standalone host between folders.

Privilege must be present at both the source and destination.

User interface element– Inventory hierarchy

VC only

Datacenters, Host folders, Clusters

Clusters

Move host

Move a set of existing hosts into or out of a cluster.

Privilege must be present at both the source and destination.

User interface element– Inventory hierarchy drag-and-drop

VC only

Datacenters, Host folders, Clusters

Clusters

Remove cluster

Delete a cluster or standalone host.

In order to have permission to perform this operation, you must have this privilege assigned to both the object and its parent object.

User interface element – Inventory context menu, Edit > Remove, Inventory > Cluster > Remove

VC only

Datacenters, Host folders, Clusters, Hosts

Clusters, Hosts

Remove host

Remove a host.

In order to have permission to perform this operation, you must have this privilege assigned to both the object and its parent object.

User interface element – Inventory drag-and-drop out of cluster, context menu, Inventory > Host > Remove

VC only

Datacenters, Host folders, Clusters, Hosts

Hosts plus parent object

Rename cluster

Rename a cluster.

User interface element– Inventory single click, inventory hierarchy context menu, Inventory > Cluster > Rename

VC only

Datacenters, Host folders, Clusters

Clusters