In VMware vSphere 4.0, datastores have their own set of access control privileges. As a result, you might need to reconfigure your permissions to grant the new datastore privileges. This is required if you have nonpropagating Read-only permission set on the datacenter for users.

Datastore Privileges lists the default datastore privileges that, when selected for a role, can be paired with a user and assigned to a datastore.

Datastore Privileges

Privilege Name

Actions Granted to Users

Affects

Pair with Object

Effective on Object

Allocate Space

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

hosts, vCenter Servers

datastores

datastores, virtual disks

Browse Datastore

Browse files on a datastore, including CD-ROM or Floppy media and serial or parallel port files. In addition, the browse datastore privilege allows users to add existing disks to a datastore.

hosts, vCenter Servers

datastores

datastores, datastore folders, hosts, virtual machines

Delete Datastore

Remove a datastore.

hosts, vCenter Servers

datastores

datastores, datastore folders

Delete Datastore File

Delete a file in the datastore.

hosts, vCenter Servers

datastores

datastores

File Management

Carry out file operations in the datastore browser.

hosts, vCenter Servers

datastores

datastores

Move Datastore

Move a datastore between folders in the inventory.

Note

Privileges are required on both the source and destination objects.

vCenter Servers

datastore, source and destination object

datastores, datastore folders

Rename Datastore

Rename a datastore.

hosts, vCenter Servers

datastores

datastores