44184: Acronis Backup Software: Privileges for VM Backup and Recovery on vCenter Server or ESX(i) Host

Privileges for VM backup and recovery on vCenter Server or ESX(i) host

Outlined in the below table are the privileges a vCenter Server user must have to perform operations on all the vCenter hosts and clusters.

To enable a user to operate on a specific ESX host only, assign the user the same privileges on the host.

Operation
Object Privelege Back up a VM Back up a VM's disk Recover to a new VM
Recover to an existing VM
VA deployment
Datastore Allocate space   + + +
  Browse datastore         +
Configure datastore + + + + +
  Low level file operations         +
Global Licenses + + + +  
Disable methods + +
Enable methods + +
Host > Configuration VM autostart configuration +
Host > Inventory Modify cluster +
Host > Local operations Create VM +
Delete VM +
Reconfigure VM +
Network Assign network     + + +
Resource Assign VM to resource pool     + + +
vApp Import +
Virtual machine -> Configuration Add existing disk + + +    
  Add new disk   + + +
  Add or remove device     +   +
Advanced + +
  Change CPU count     +    
Disk lease + +
  Memory     +    
  Remove disk + + + +  
  Rename     +    
  Settings       +  
Virtual machine -> Interaction Configure CD media     +  
  Console interaction         +
Guest operating system management by VIX API +
  Power off       + +
  Power on     + + +
Virtual machine -> Inventory Create from existing     + +  
  Create new     + + +
Move +
  Remove     + + +
Virtual machine -> Provisioning Allow disk access + +  
Allow virtual machine download + + + +
Virtual machine -> State Create snapshot + +   + +
  Remove snapshot + +   + +

 

The roles privileges can be configured via the vSphere Client connected to a ESX(i) host/vCenter from Administration -> Roles. After that you can assign the specific user for connection to vCenter with particular role from Permissions tab, as shown in the pictures below.

More information

See also Acronis Backup Advanced for vCloud.

 

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