Virtual machine state privileges control the ability to take, delete, rename, and restore snapshots.

The table describes privileges required to work with virtual machine snapshots.

Virtual Machine State Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Affects

Pair with Object

Effective on Object

Virtual machine.State. Create snapshot

Create a new snapshot from the virtual machine’s current state.

User interface element – virtual machine context menu, toolbar button, Inventory > Virtual Machine > Snapshot > Take Snapshot

HC and VC

Datacenters, Hosts, Clusters, Virtual machine folders, Resource pools, Virtual machines

Virtual machines

Virtual machine.State.Remove Snapshot

Remove a snapshot from the snapshot history.

User interface element – virtual machine context menu, toolbar button, Inventory menu

HC and VC

Datacenters, Hosts, Clusters, Virtual machine folders, Resource pools, Virtual machines

Virtual machines

Virtual machine.State.Rename Snapshot

Rename this snapshot with either a new name or a new description or both.

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

HC and VC

Datacenters, Hosts, Clusters, Virtual machine folders, Resource pools, Virtual machines

Virtual machines

Virtual machine.State.Revert to snapshot

Set the VM to the state it was in at a given snapshot.

User interface element – virtual machine context menu, toolbar button, Inventory > Virtual Machine > Snapshot > Revert to Snapshot, Virtual Machines tab

HC and VC

Datacenters, Hosts, Clusters, Virtual machine folders, Resource pools, Virtual machines

Virtual machines