Create a user role in the vSphere Client with privileges that are required for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. The same role can be assigned to the user who can add a vCenter Server in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.


Verify that you have administrative privileges to add a role to a user or a user group. You must have administrative privileges to use vCenter Server.

If you are using vCenter deployed on VMC SDDC, then you must use the available CloudAdmin role. For more information on VMC on vCenter, refer to the VMware Cloud on AWS documentation. When you deploy a VMC on vCenter, you can use the default CloudAdmin role. To learn more about cloud administrator privileges, refer to CloudAdmin Privileges documentation.


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
  2. On the home page of vSphere Client, click Roles under Administration.
  3. Create a role for all system interactions between vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager and vCenter Server.
  4. Clone Read-only and provide a name to the role.
  5. In the Create Role dialog box, configure the role using the following configuration settings, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Role Name vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
    • Datastore
      • You can select All privileges.
    • Host.Local
      • Operations- Add Host to vCenter
      • Operations - Create Virtual Machine
      • Operations - Delete Virtual Machine
      • Operations - Reconfigure Virtual Machine
      • Inventory - Modify - Cluster
    • Network
      • Assign Network
    • Resource
      • Assign vApp to Resource Pool
      • Assign Virtual Machine to Resource Pool
    • vApp
      • You can select All privileges.
    • Virtual Machines
      • You can select All privileges.
    • Content Library
      • You can select All privileges.
    This role inherits the System Anonymous, System View, and System Read privileges.
    Note: You should have permissions to create a content library. Content library uses a datastore to store all templates, so you require permission to access, read, and write on the same datastore. Therefore, all privileges under datastore and content library are needed.
  6. Provide a name to the new role and click Finish.
  7. Select Global Permissions under the Administration and click Manage.
  8. To add permissions, click the plus sign.
  9. Select the user and role that you have created, and click OK.