Datacenter privileges control the ability to create and edit data centers in the vSphere Client inventory.

All data center privileges are used in vCenter Server only. The Create datacenter privilege is defined on data center folders or the root object. All other data center privileges are pair with data centers, data center folders, or the root object.

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. Datacenter Privileges
Privilege Name Description Required On
Datacenter.Create datacenter

Allows creation of new data center.

Data center folder or root object
Datacenter.Move datacenter

Allows moving a data center.

Privilege must be present at both the source and destination.

Data center, source and destination
Datacenter.Network protocol profile configuration Allows configuration of the network profile for a data center. Data center
Datacenter.Query IP pool allocation Allows configuration of a pool of IP addresses. Data center
Datacenter.Reconfigure datacenter Allows reconfiguration of a data center. Data center
Datacenter.Release IP allocation Allows releasing the assigned IP allocation for a data center. Data center
Datacenter.Remove datacenter

Allows removal of a data center.

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

Data center plus parent object
Datacenter.Rename datacenter

Allows changing the name of a data center.

Data center