Datacenter privileges control the ability to create and edit datacenters in the vSphere Client inventory.

The table describes the privileges required to create and edit datacenters.

Datacenter Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Affects

Pair with Object

Effective on Object

Datacenter.Create datacenter

Creates a new datacenter.

User interface element– Inventory context menu, toolbar button, and File > New Datacenter

VC only

Datacenter folders or root object

Datacenter folder or root object

Datacenter.IP pool configuration

Allows configuration of a pool of IP addresses.

VC only

Datacenters, Datacenter folders, or root object

Datacenter

Datacenter.Move datacenter

Moves a datacenter.

Privilege must be present at both the source and destination.

User interface element – Inventory drag-and-drop

VC only

Datacenters, Datacenter folders, or root object

Datacenter, source and destination

Datacenter.Remove datacenter

Removes a datacenter.

In order to have permission to perform this operation, you must have this privilege assigned to both the object and its parent object.

User interface element– Inventory context menu, Inventory > Datacenter > Remove, Edit > Remove

VC only

Datacenters, Datacenter folders, or root object

Datacenter plus parent object

Datacenter.Rename datacenter

Changes the name of a datacenter.

User interface element – Inventory object, Inventory context menu, Edit > Rename, Inventory > Datacenter > Rename

VC only

Datacenters, Datacenter folders, or root object

Datacenter