Virtual Machine Inventory privileges control adding, moving, and removing virtual machines.

The table describes privileges required to add, move, and remove virtual machines in the inventory.

Virtual Machine Inventory Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Affects

Pair with Object

Effective on Object

Virtual machine .Inventory.Create from existing

Create a virtual machine based on an existing virtual machine or template, by cloning or deploying from a template.

HC and VC

Datacenters, Clusters, Hosts, Virtual machine folders

Clusters, Hosts, Virtual machine folders

Virtual machine.Inventory.Create new

Create a new virtual machine and allocates resources for its execution.

User interface element– File menu, context menu, Summary tab - New Virtual Machine links

HC and VC

Datacenters, Clusters, Hosts, Virtual machine folders

Clusters, Hosts, Virtual machine folders

Virtual machine.Inventory.Move

Relocate a virtual machine in the hierarchy.

Privilege must be present at both the source and destination.

User interface element – Inventory hierarchy drag-and-drop in Virtual Machines & Templates view

VC only

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

Virtual machines

Virtual machine.Inventory.Register

Add an existing virtual machine to a vCenter Server or host inventory.

HC and VC

Datacenters, Clusters, Hosts, Virtual machine folders

Clusters, Hosts, Virtual machine folders

Virtual machine.Inventory.Remove

Delete a virtual machine, removing its underlying files from disk.

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

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

HC and VC

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

Virtual machines

Virtual machine.Inventory.Unregister

Unregister a virtual machine from a vCenter Server or host inventory.

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

HC and VC

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

Virtual machines