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

Required On

Virtual machine .Inventory.Create from existing

Allows creation of a virtual machine based on an existing virtual machine or template, by cloning or deploying from a template.

Clusters, Hosts, Virtual machine folders

Virtual machine.Inventory.Create new

Allow creation of a virtual machine and allocation of resources for its execution.

Clusters, Hosts, Virtual machine folders

Virtual machine.Inventory.Move

Allows relocating a virtual machine in the hierarchy.

The privilege must be present at both the source and destination.

Virtual machines

Virtual machine.Inventory.Register

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

Clusters, Hosts, Virtual machine folders

Virtual machine.Inventory.Remove

Allows deletion of a virtual machine. Deletion removes the virtual machine's 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.

Virtual machines

Virtual machine.Inventory.Unregister

Allows unregistering 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.

Virtual machines