Guest operation privileges are required to install agents on virtual machines.

Problem

Agent installation fails with the following error message if there are no guest operation privileges:
vCenter adapter user is missing either of the following guest operations privileges – execute, modify, query

Solution

  1. Verify that you have configured a vCenter adapter.
  2. The vCenter Server user account with which the vCenter adapter is configured in vRealize Operations Manager, should have the following permissions: Guest operation modifications, Guest operation program execution, and Guest operation queries.