You can create a role with Guest operating system management by VIX API and Console interaction privileges. After you create a role, you must assign a user to this role on the entire data center by assigning the user to the root folder and all the child objects that are propagate from the root folder in the vSphere Web Client.

1

Log in to the vSphere Web Client as an administrator.

2

From the Inventory menu, navigate to Administration > Roles.

The Roles screen appears.

3

Click Create role action icon Create role.

4

Navigate to Virtual machine > Interaction.

5

Select the Console interaction and Guest operating system management by VIX API check boxes.

6

Type a name in the Role name text box.

7

Click OK.

A role is created with Guest operating system management with Console interaction and VIX API privileges. You can assign a user to this role by selecting this role as a role in the Assign Administrator Privileges procedure. After the completion of the procedure, the user has required privileges to enable the discovery process.