Virtual machine snapshot management privileges control the ability to take, delete, rename, and restore snapshots.

The table describes privileges required to work with virtual machine snapshots.

Virtual Machine State Privileges

Privilege Name


Required On

Virtual machine.State. Create snapshot

Allows creation of a snapshot from the virtual machine’s current state.

Virtual machines

Virtual machine.State.Remove Snapshot

Allows removal of a snapshot from the snapshot history.

Virtual machines

Virtual machine.State.Rename Snapshot

Allows renaming a snapshot with a new name, a new description, or both.

Virtual machines

Virtual machine.State.Revert to snapshot

Allows setting the virtual machine to the state it was in at a given snapshot.

Virtual machines