Datastore privileges control the ability to browse, manage, and allocate space on datastores.

Datastore Privileges describes the privileges required to work with datastores.

Datastore Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Affects

Effective on Object

Pair with Object

Allocate space

Allocates space on a datastore for a virtual machine, snapshot, clone, or virtual disk.

HC and VC

Datastores

Datastores, Datastore folders

Browse datastore

Browses files on a datastore.

User interface element – Add existing disk, browse for CD-ROM or Floppy media, serial or parallel port files

HC and VC

Datastores

Datastores, Datastore folders

Configure datastore

Configures a datastore.

HC and VC

Datastores

Datastores, Datastore folders

Low level file operations

Carries out read, write, delete, and rename operations in the datastore browser.

HC and VC

Datastores

Datastores, Datastore folders

Move datastore

Moves a datastore between folders.

Privileges must be present at both the source and destination.

User interface element – Inventory drag-and-drop

VC only

Datastore, source and destination

Datastores, Datastore folders

Remove datastore

Removes a datastore.

This privilege is deprecated.

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 datastore context menu, Inventory > Datastore > Remove

HC and VC

Datastores

Datastores, Datastore folders

Remove file

Deletes a file in the datastore.

This privilege is deprecated. Assign the Low level file operations

User interface element – Datastore Browser toolbar button and Datastore context menu

HC and VC

Datastores

Datastores, Datastore folders

Rename datastore

Renames a datastore.

User interface element– Datastore Properties dialog Change button, host Summary tab context menu

HC and VC

Datastores

Datastores, Datastore folders

Update virtual machine files

Updates file paths to virtual machine files on a datastore after the datastore has been resignatured.

HC and VC

Datastores

Datastores, Datastore folders