Assign a role to a particular user to give that user permissions to perform specific tasks on a virtual machine.


  1. Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Right-click a virtual machine from the list and select Permissions.
  3. Click Add user.
  4. Click the arrow next to the Select a user text box and select the user that you want to assign a role for.
  5. Click the arrow next to the Select a role text box and select a role from the list.
  6. (Optional) Select Propagate to all children.
    If you set a permission at a vCenter Server level and propagate it to the children objects, the permission applies to data centers, folders, clusters, hosts, virtual machines, and similar objects in the vCenter Server instance.
  7. Click Add and click Close.