Configuring the Velostrata Service Role and Permissions in vCenter

This procedure describes how to manually add a Velostrata service role to the vCenter Server.

A PowerShell script is also available for creating this Role at the following url - http://tiny.cc/Velos-vCenter-Role

To configure the Velostrata service role and permissions in vCenter:

  1. Login to the vCenter Web Client.
  2. Select Home > Administration > Roles.
  1. Click + to create a new role.
  2. Assign the following privileges:
  • Alarms
    • Create alarm
    • Modify alarm
    • Remove alarm
    • Set alarm status
  • Global
    • Enable methods
    • Disable methods
    • Licenses
    • Log event
  • Virtual Machine
    • Provisioning > Allow disc access
    • Provisioning > Allow disc read-only access
    • Provisioning > Allow virtual machine download
    • Snapshot management > Create snapshot
    • Snapshot management > Remove snapshot
    • Snapshot management > Revert to Snapshot
    • Snapshot management > Rename Snapshot
    • Configuration > Configure managedBy
    • Interaction > Power On
    • Interaction > Power Off
  • Datastore
    • Low level file operations
  • Extension
    • Register extension
    • Unregister extension
    • Update extension
  • Task
    • Create task
    • Update task
  1. To configure the permissions for the Velostrata Service user in vCenter, select Home > Inventory Lists > vCenter Servers.
  1. Right-click on the required vCenter server, and select All vCenter Actions > Add Permission.
  1. Select a user in the left pane, and assign the Velostrata Service Role (in the right pane) to the user.

Note: Select the Propagate to Child Objects option.