Virtual machine state privileges control the ability to take, delete, rename, and restore snapshots.

Virtual Machine State Privileges describes privileges required to work with virtual machine snapshots.

Virtual Machine State Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Affects

Pair with Object

Effective on Object

Create snapshot

Create a new snapshot from the virtual machine’s current state.

User interface element – virtual machine context menu, toolbar button, Inventory > Virtual Machine > Snapshot > Take Snapshot

HC and VC

Datacenters, Clusters, Hosts, Resource pools, Virtual machine folders, Virtual machines

Virtual machines

Remove Snapshot

Remove a snapshot from the snapshot history.

User interface element – virtual machine context menu, toolbar button, Inventory menu

HC and VC

Datacenters, Clusters, Hosts, Resource pools, Virtual machine folders, Virtual machines

Virtual machines

Rename Snapshot

Rename this snapshot with either a new name or a new description or both.

No user vSphere Client interface elements are associated with this privilege.

HC and VC

Datacenters, Clusters, Hosts, Resource pools, Virtual machine folders, Virtual machines

Virtual machines

Revert to snapshot

Set the VM to the state it was in at a given snapshot.

User interface element – virtual machine context menu, toolbar button, Inventory > Virtual Machine > Snapshot > Revert to Snapshot, Virtual Machines tab

HC and VC

Datacenters, Clusters, Hosts, Resource pools, Virtual machine folders, Virtual machines

Virtual machines