vSphere 6.7 ICM – Topic 4.8 – Create a custom role in vCenter Server

vCenter server has predefined roles to provide access to admins. However, You can create custom role to define specific permission to VMware admins.

For example, if L1 team wants to login to virtual center, you can specify roles as per the tasks assigned.

Continuing to the learning of vSphere 6.7 – Install, Configure, and Manage modules, we are going to cover below points in this blog.

Points to cover: –

  1. Create a custom role
  2. Clone a role
  3. Add user and give permission to custom role

1. Create a custom role

Steps to Create Custom Role: –

  • Login to vCenter Server using Web Client or HTML Client.
  • Go to Home page and Click on Administration in Left Panel.

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  • In left panel, Click on Roles under Access Control.
  • Click on + Icon under Roles Provider.

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  • Select Categories you want choose for access.

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  • Specify the name of New Role. Here I gave VMware L1 Admin Team.
  • Provide description.
  • Click on Finish.

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  • New Role has been created.

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  • In privileges tab, you can see what all access have been added.

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2. Clone a role

Steps to Create Custom Role: –

  • Login to vCenter Server using Web Client or HTML Client.
  • Go to Home page and Click on Administration in Left Panel.

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  • In left panel, Click on Roles under Access Control.
  • Select any existing role you want to Clone.
  • Click on Icon next to + Icon.

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  • Specify the name of Clone Role.

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  • Cloned Role has been created.

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3. Add user and give permission to custom role

Steps to Add user: –

  • Login to vCenter Server using Web Client or HTML Client.
  • Click on Administration.

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  • In right panel, Click on Add users under Users tab.

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  • Specify the details as showing in image below.
    • Username
    • Password
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email
    • Description
  • Click on OK.

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  • User has been created successfully. Now we will proceed to give permission to user “Pranay”

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Steps to Give permission to user:

  • Login to vCenter using Web Client or HTML Client.
  • Click on Cluster or any any object on which you want to give permission.

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  • Go to Permissions tab.
  • Click on + Icon.

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  • Search user with name.

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  • Here I am adding Pranay as user.
  • Specify the role which want to assign to this user.

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  • User has been successfully added with custom role permission.

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That’s all from this topic.Refer to next topics to explore more.

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