Host local operations privileges control actions performed when the vSphere Client is connected directly to a host.

Host Local Operations Privileges describes the privileges required for actions performed when the vSphere Client is connected directly to a single host.

Host Local Operations Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Affects

Pair with Object

Effective on Object

Add host to vCenter

Install and uninstall vCenter agents, such as vpxa and aam, on a host.

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

HC only

Root host

Root host

Create virtual machine

Create a new virtual machine from scratch on a disk without registering it on the host.

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

HC only

Root host

Root host

Delete virtual machine

Delete a virtual machine on disk, whether registered or not.

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

HC only

Root host

Root host

Manage user groups

Manage local accounts on a host.

User interface element – Users & Groups tab (only present if the vSphere Client logs on to the host directly)

HC only

Root host

Root host

Reconfigure virtual machine

Reconfigure a virtual machine.

HC only

Root host

Root host