The vCenter Server user must have sufficient vCenter Server privileges to enable View to perform operations in vCenter Server. Create a View Manager role for the vCenter Server user with the required privileges.

Table 1. Privileges Required for the View Manager Role

Privilege Group

Privileges to Enable


Create Folder

Delete Folder


Allocate space

Virtual Machine

In Configuration:

  • Add or remove device

  • Advanced

  • Modify device settings

In Interaction:

  • Power Off

  • Power On

  • Reset

  • Suspend

In Inventory:

  • Create new

  • Create from existing

  • Remove

In Provisioning:

  • Customize

  • Deploy template

  • Read customization specifications


Assign virtual machine to resource pool


Act as vCenter Server

The following Host 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.


In Configuration:

  • Advanced settings

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