To support View Composer, the vCenter Server user must have privileges in addition to those required to support View. Create a View Composer role for the vCenter Server user with the View Manager privileges and these additional privileges.

Table 1. View Composer Privileges
Privilege Group Privileges to Enable

Allocate space

Browse datastore

Low level file operations

Virtual machine

Inventory (all)

Configuration (all)

Snapshot management (all)

In Provisioning:

  • Clone virtual machine
  • Allow disk access
Resource Assign virtual machine to resource pool

The following privilege is required to perform View Composer rebalance operations.

Migrate powered off virtual machine

Enable methods

Disable methods

System tag

The following privilege is required to implement View Storage Accelerator, which enables ESXi host caching. If you do not use View Storage Accelerator, the vCenter Server user does not need this privilege.

Act as vCenter Server

Network (all)
Profile Driven Storage (all--If you are using Virtual SAN datastores or Virtual Volumes)