Distributed Switch privileges control the ability to perform tasks related to the management of Distributed Switch instances.

You can set this privilege at different levels in the hierarchy. For example, if you set a privilege at the folder level, you can propagate the privilege to one or more objects within the folder. The object listed in the Required On column must have the privilege set, either directly or inherited.

vSphere Distributed Switch Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Required On

Distributed switch.Create

Allows creation of a distributed switch.

Data centers, Network folders

Distributed switch.Delete

Allows removal of a distributed switch.

To have permission to perform this operation, a user or group must have this privilege assigned in both the object and its parent object.

Distributed switches

Distributed switch.Host operation

Allows changing the host members of a distributed switch.

Distributed switches

Distributed switch.Modify

Allows changing the configuration of a distributed switch.

Distributed switches

Distributed switch.Move

Allows moving a vSphere Distributed Switch to another folder.

Distributed switches

Distributed switch.Network I/O control operation

Allow changing the resource settings for a vSphere Distributed Switch.

Distributed switches

Distributed switch.Policy operation

Allows changing the policy of a vSphere Distributed Switch.

Distributed switches

Distributed switch .Port configuration operation

Allow changing the configuration of a port in a vSphere Distributed Switch.

Distributed switches

Distributed switch.Port setting operation

Allows changing the setting of a port in a vSphere Distributed Switch.

Distributed switches

Distributed switch.VSPAN operation

Allows changing the VSPAN configuration of a vSphere Distributed Switch.

Distributed switches