When you remove a role that is not assigned to any users or groups, the definition is removed from the list of roles. When you remove a role that is assigned to a user or group, you can remove assignments or replace them with an assignment to another role.

Caution: You must understand how users will be affected before removing all assignments or replacing them. Users who have no permissions granted to them cannot log in.


Verify that you are logged in as a user with Administrator privileges, such as root or vpxuser.


  1. Click Manage in the VMware Host Client inventory and click Security & Users.
  2. Click Roles.
  3. Select the name of the role that you want to remove from the list.
  4. Click Remove role, select Remove only if unused, and click Yes.