Host configuration privileges control the ability to configure hosts.

The table describes the privileges required to configure host settings.

Host Configuration Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Affects

Pair with Object

Effective on Object

Host.Configuration.Advanced Settings

Set advanced options in host configuration.

User interface element – Host Configuration tab > Advanced Settings, Inventory hierarchy context menu

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Authentication Store

Configure Active Directory authentication stores.

User interface element – Host Configuration tab > Authentication Services

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Change date and time settings

Sets time and date settings on the host.

User interface element – Host Configuration tab > Time Configuration

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Change PciPassthru settings

Change PciPassthru settings for a host.

User interface element – Host Configuration tab > Advanced Settings, Inventory hierarchy context menu

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Change settings

Allows setting of lockdown mode on ESXi hosts only.

User interface element – Host Configuration tab > Security Profile > Lockdown Mode > Edit

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts (ESXi only)

Host.Configuration.Change SNMP settings

Configure, restart, and stop SNMP agent.

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

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Connection

Change the connection status of a host (connected or disconnected).

User interface element– Right-click Host

VC only

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Firmware

Update the host firmware on ESXi hosts.

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

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts (ESXi only)

Host.Configuration.Hyperthreading

Enable and disable hyperthreading in a host CPU scheduler.

User interface element – Host Configuration tab > Processors

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Maintenance

Put the host in and out of maintenance mode. Shut down and restart a host.

User interface element– Host context menu, Inventory > Host > Enter Maintenance Mode

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Memory configuration

User interface element – Host Configuration tab > Memory

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Network configuration

Configure network, firewall, and vMotion network.

User interface element – Host Configuration tab > Networking, Network Adapter, DNS and Routing

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Power

Configure host power management settings.

User interface element – Host Configuration tab > Power Management

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Query patch

Query for installable patches and install patches on the host.

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Security profile and firewall

Configure internet services, such as SSH, Telnet, SNMP, and host firewall.

User interface element– Host Configuration tab > Security Profile

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Storage partition configuration

Manages VMFS datastore and diagnostic partitions. Scan for new storage devices. Manage iSCSI.

User interface element– Host Configuration tab > Storage, Storage Adapters, Virtual Machine Swapfile LocationHost Configuration tab datastore context menu

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.System Management

Allows extensions to manipulate the file system on the host.

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

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.System resources

Update the configuration of the system resource hierarchy.

User interface element – Host Configuration tab > System Resource Allocation

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts

Host.Configuration.Virtual machine autostart configuration

Change auto-start and auto-stop order of virtual machines on a single host.

User interface element– Host Configuration tab > Virtual Machine Startup or Shutdown

HC and VC

Hosts

Hosts