Resource privileges control the creation and management of resource pools, as well as the migration of virtual machines.

The table describes privileges that control resource management and virtual machine migration.

Resource Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Affects

Pair with Object

Effective on Object

Resource.Apply recommendation

Ask the server to go ahead with a suggested vMotion.

User interface element – Cluster DRS tab

VC only

Datacenters, Clusters, Host folders

Clusters

Resource.Assign vApp to resource pool

Assign a vApp to a resource pool.

User interface element – New vApp wizard

HC and VC

Datacenters, Clusters, Host folders, Resource pools, Hosts

Resource pools

Resource.Assign virtual machine to resource pool

Assign a virtual machine to a resource pool.

User interface element – New Virtual Machine wizard

HC and VC

Datacenters, Clusters, Host folders, Resource pools, Hosts

Resource pools

Resource.Create resource pool

Create a new resource pool.

User interface element – File menu, context menu, Summary tab, Resources tab

HC and VC

Datacenters, Clusters, Host folders, Resource pools, Hosts

Resource pools, clusters

Resource.Migrate

Migrate a virtual machine's execution to a specific resource pool or host.

User interface element– Inventory context menu, Virtual Machine Summary tab, Inventory > Virtual Machine > Migrate, drag-and- drop

VC only

Datacenters, Virtual machine folders, Virtual machines

Virtual machines

Resource.Modify resource pool

Change the allocations of a resource pool.

User interface element – Inventory > Resource Pool > Remove, Resources tab

HC and VC

Resource pools plus parent object

Resource pools

Resource.Move resource pool

Move a resource pool.

Privilege must be present at both the source and destination.

User interface element – Drag-and-drop

HC and VC

Resource pools plus parent object

Resource pools

Resource.Query vMotion

Query the general vMotion compatibility of a virtual machine with a set of hosts.

User interface element – Required when displaying the migration wizard for a powered-on VM, to check compatibility

VC only

Root vCenter Server

Root vCenter Server

Resource.Relocate

Cold migrate a virtual machine's execution to a specific resource pool or host.

User interface element– Inventory context menu, Virtual Machine Summary tab, Inventory > Virtual Machine > Migrate, drag-and- drop

VC only

Virtual machines

Virtual machines

Resource.Remove resource pool

Delete a resource pool.

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

User interface element – Edit > Remove, Inventory > Resource Pool > Remove, inventory context menu, Resources tab

HC and VC

Resource pools plus parent object

Resource pools

Resource.Rename resource pool

Rename a resource pool.

User interface element – Edit > Rename, Inventory > Resource Pool > Rename, context menu

HC and VC

Resource pools

Resource pools