VMware recommends that you create roles to suit the access control needs of your environment.

If you create or edit a role on a vCenter Server system that is part of a connected group in Linked Mode, the changes you make are propagated to all other vCenter Server systems in the group. Assignments of roles to specific users and objects are not shared across linked vCenter Server systems.

Verify that you are logged in as a user with Administrator privileges.


On the vSphere Client Home page, click Roles.


Right-click the Roles tab information panel and click Add.


Type a name for the new role.


Select privileges for the role and click OK.