Virtual Machine Interaction privileges control the ability to interact with a virtual machine console, configure media, perform power operations, and install VMware Tools.

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.

Virtual Machine Interaction

Privilege Name

Description

Required On

Virtual machine.Interaction.Answer question

Allows resolution of issues with virtual machine state transitions or runtime errors.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Backup operation on virtual machine

Allows performance of backup operations on virtual machines.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Configure CD media

Allows configuration of a virtual DVD or CD-ROM device.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Configure floppy media

Allows configuration of a virtual floppy device.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Console interaction

Allows interaction with the virtual machine’s virtual mouse, keyboard, and screen.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Create screenshot

Allows creation of a virtual machine screen shot.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Defragment all disks

Allows defragment operations on all disks of the virtual machine.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Device connection

Allows changing the connected state of a virtual machine’s disconnectable virtual devices.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Disable Fault Tolerance

Allows disabling the Secondary virtual machine for a virtual machine using Fault Tolerance.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Drag and Drop

Allows drag and drop of files between a virtual machine and a remote client.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Enable Fault Tolerance

Allows enabling the Secondary virtual machine for a virtual machine using Fault Tolerance.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Guest operating system management by VIX API

Allows management of the virtual machine's operating system through the VIX API.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Inject USB HID scan codes

Allows injection of USB HID scan codes.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Pause/Unpause

Allows pausing or unpausing of the virtual machine.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Perform wipe or shrink operations

Allows performing wipe or shrink operations on the virtual machine.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Power Off

Allows powering off a powered-on virtual machine. This operation powers down the guest operating system.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Power On

Allows powering on a powered-off virtual machine, and resuming a suspended virtual machine.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Record session on Virtual Machine

Allows recording a session on a virtual machine.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Replay session on Virtual Machine

Allows replaying of a recorded session on a virtual machine.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Reset

Allows resetting of a virtual machine and reboots the guest operating system.

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Virtual machine.Interaction..Resume Fault Tolerance

Allows resuming of fault tolerance for a virtual machine.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Suspend

Allows suspending a powered-on virtual machine. This operation puts the guest in standby mode.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Suspend Fault Tolerance

Allows suspension of fault tolerance for a virtual machine.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Test failover

Allows testing of Fault Tolerance failover by making the Secondary virtual machine the Primary virtual machine.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Test restart Secondary VM

Allows termination of a Secondary virtual machine for a virtual machine using Fault Tolerance.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Turn Off Fault Tolerance

Allows turning off Fault Tolerance for a virtual machine.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.Turn On Fault Tolerance

Allows turning on Fault Tolerance for a virtual machine.

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Virtual machine.Interaction.VMware Tools install

Allows mounting and unmounting the VMware Tools CD installer as a CD-ROM for the guest operating system.

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