For each object in the hierarchy, you can use the vSphere Client view the privileges granted to users in the CloudAdmin role as well as other predefined or custom roles.


  1. Select an object in the object hierarchy, for example a resource pool or virtual machine, and click Permissions.
  2. You can then view the privileges associated with each group.
    1. On the vSphere Client Home page, click Administration.
    2. Under Access Control, click Roles.
    3. Click a role name (CloudAdmin, for example).
    4. Click the Privileges tab on the right.


You can scroll through the list to see the privileges granted to the selected role. See Defined Privileges for a detailed list of all vSphere privileges.