If you wish to assign permissions to a user account in vCenter specifically for Altaro VM Backup, you need to configure the correct privileges for backup and restore operations to take place successfully. The following permissions apply to vCenter 5.0 and later, with a notable difference in the below table for vCenter 5.1 and later.


To create an account an assign the permissions, you can follow these steps:


  1. Go to [Administration] > [Roles]

  2. Click on [Add Role]

  3. Enter a name for the role, such as Altaro VM Backup

  4. Assign the following permissions to this account:
     

    Section

    Privileges

    Datastore

    Global

    Host > Configuration

    Host > Inventory

    Host > Local Operations

    Network

    Resource

    Tasks

    vApp

    • 

    Import

    Virtual Machine > Configuration

    Virtual Machine > Interaction

    Virtual Machine > Inventory

    • 

    Remove

    Virtual Machine > Provisioning

    Virtual Machine > State

    [vSphere 5.0] 
     

    Virtual Machine > Snapshot management

    [vSphere 5.1 and later] 


  5. Go back to the [Hosts and Clusters] view

  6. Click on the top-level vCenter and go to the [Permissions] tab

  7. Add the specific user account you're looking to use, then assign the newly created User Role


  8. Ensure that the vCenter is added from Altaro using this user account