vSphere Distributed Switch privileges control the ability to perform tasks related to the management of vSphere Distributed Switches.

The table describes the privileges required to create and configure vSphere Distributed Switches.

You can set this privilege at different levels in the hierarchy. For example, if you set a privilege at the folder level, you can propagate the privilege to one or more objects within the folder. The object listed in the Required On column must have the privilege set, either directly or inherited.

Table 1. vSphere Distributed Switch Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Required On

vSphere Distributed Switch > Create

Allows creation of a vSphere Distributed Switch.

Datacenters, Network folders

vSphere Distributed Switch > Delete

Allows removal of a vSphere Distributed Switch.

To have permission to perform this operation, you must have this privilege assigned to both the object and its parent object.

vSphere Distributed Switches

vSphere Distributed Switch > Host operation

Allows changing the host members of a vSphere Distributed Switch.

vSphere Distributed Switches

vSphere Distributed Switch > Modify

Allows changing the configuration of a vSphere Distributed Switch.

vSphere Distributed Switches

vSphere Distributed Switch > Move

Allows moving a vSphere Distributed Switch to another folder.

vSphere Distributed Switches

vSphere Distributed Switch > Network I/O control operation

Allow changing the resource settings for a vSphere Distributed Switch.

vSphere Distributed Switches

vSphere Distributed Switch > Policy operation

Allows changing the policy of a vSphere Distributed Switch.

vSphere Distributed Switches

vSphere Distributed Switch > Port configuration operation

Allow changing the configuration of a port in a vSphere Distributed Switch.

vSphere Distributed Switches

vSphere Distributed Switch > Port setting operation

Allows changing the setting of a port in a vSphere Distributed Switch.

vSphere Distributed Switches

vSphere Distributed Switch > VSPAN operation

Allows changing the VSPAN configuration of a vSphere Distributed Switch.

vSphere Distributed Switches