Create a user role in the vSphere Web Client with privileges that are required for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. The same role can be assigned to the user who can add a vCenter server in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.


Verify that you have administrative privileges to add a role to a user or a user group.


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
  2. On the home page of vSphere web client, click Roles under Administration.
  3. Create a new role for all system interactions between vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager and vCenter Server.
  4. On the Roles page, click the Create role action icon.
  5. Clone Read-only and provide a name to the role.
  6. In the Create Role dialog box, configure the role using the following configuration settings, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Role Name vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
    • Datastore
      • Allocate Space
      • Browse Datastore
      • Update Virtual Machine Files
    • Host.Local
      • Operations- Add Host to vCenter
      • Operations - Create Virtual Machine
      • Operations - Delete Virtual Machine
      • Operations - Reconfigure Virtual Machine
    • Network
      • Assign Network
    • Resource
      • Assign vApp to Resource Pool
      • Assign Virtual Machine to Resource Pool
    • vApp
      • Select All privileges
    • Virtual Machines
      • Select All privileges
    This role inherits the System Anonymous, System View and System Read privileges.
  7. Provide a name to the new role and click Finish.
  8. Select Global Permissions under the Administration and click Manage.
    Note: You must have administrative privileges to use vCenter Server.
  9. Click the plus sign to add permission.
  10. Select the user and role that you have created, and click OK.