Storage Views privileges control the ability to configure and use storage views on vCenter Server.

The table describes privileges required to configure and use storage views.

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. Storage Views Privileges

Privilege Name


Required On

Storage views > Configure service

Allows changing options such as the reports update interval and database connectivity information.

Root vCenter Server

Storage views > View

Allows viewing of the Storage Views tab.

Root vCenter Server