Cumulative Permissions

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.

 

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

Network configuration
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
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

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