Cumulative Permissions

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    This section lists cumulative vCenter permissions required for Veeam Backup & Replication operations.

    Cumulative Permissions Important!

    To back up and restore virtual machines in VMware vSphere 5.x environment, make sure the following permissions are set for the corresponding account at the vCenter Server level: Disable Methods, Enable Methods, Licenses.

    For more information, refer to the VMware Knowledge Base KB 2063054 article.

     

    Cumulative Permissions Note:

    The permissions to create and edit tag categories can only be granted at the root level.

     

    Privilege Level

    Cumulative Permissions

    Cryptographic operations

    Add disk
    Direct Access
    Encrypt
    Encrypt new
    Migrate

    dvPort Group

    Create
    Delete
    Modify

    Datastore

    Allocate space
    Browse datastore
    Configure datastore
    Low-level file operations
    Remove file

    Extension

    Register extension
    Unregister extension

    Folder

    Create folder
    Delete folder

    Global

    Disable methods
    Enable methods
    Licenses
    Log event
    Manage custom attributes
    Set custom attribute
    Settings

    Host

    Configuration

    Advanced settings
    Maintenance
    Network configuration
    Query patch
    Storage partition configuration

    vSphere Tagging

    Assign or Unassign vSphere Tag

    Network

    Assign network
    Configure

    Resource

    Assign virtual machine to resource pool
    Create resource pool
    Migrate powered off virtual machine
    Migrate powered on virtual machine
    Remove resource pool

    Datastore cluster

    Configure a datastore cluster

    Profile-driven storage

    Profile-driven storage update
    Profile-driven storage view

    vApp

    Add virtual machine
    Assign resource pool
    Unregister

    Virtual Machine

    Change Configuration

    Acquire disk lease
    Add existing disk
    Add new disk
    Add or remove device
    Advanced configuration
    Change Settings
    Change resource
    Configure RAW device*
    Extend virtual disk
    Modify device settings
    Remove disk
    Rename
    Set annotation
    Toggle disk change tracking

    Edit Inventory

    Create
    Register
    Remove
    Unregister

    Guest operations

    Guest operation modifications
    Guest operation program execution
    Guest operation queries

    Interaction

    Configure CD media
    Configure floppy media
    Console interaction
    Connect devices
    Guest operating system management by VIX API
    Power Off
    Power On
    Suspend

    Provisioning

    Allow disk access
    Allow read-only disk access
    Allow virtual machine download
    Allow virtual machine files upload
    Mark as template**
    Mark as virtual machine**

    Snapshot Management

    Create snapshot
    Remove snapshot
    Rename snapshot
    Revert to snapshot

    * required if machines have Virtual Compatibility RDM disks and Virtual appliance mode is used for a backup proxy
    ** required for template restore