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

The table 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

Host.Local operations.Add host to vCenter

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

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

HC only

Root host

Root host

Host.Local operations.Create virtual machine

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

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

HC only

Root host

Root host

Host.Local operations.Delete virtual machine

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

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

HC only

Root host

Root host

Host.Local operations.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

Host.Local operations.Reconfigure virtual machine

Reconfigure a virtual machine.

HC only

Root host

Root host

Host.Local operations.Relayout snapshots

Change the layout of a virtual machine's snapshots.

HC only

Root host

Root host