Connection to Virtualization Servers

This section describes permissions to accounts used to connect virtualization servers.

VMware vSphere Servers

The account used to connect vCenter Server and ESXi hosts must have the Read Only role and the following additional privileges:

Required for collecting datastore details

Required for running remediation actions

Required for collecting license information

Required for gathering of ESXi host hardware data

Required for gathering of ESXi host hardware data

Required for using VM Console and viewing snapshot information

Required for accessing VM console from Veeam ONE Client.

Required for running remediation actions

 

Required for collecting and updating tags on the vCenter Server side. The privileges must be assigned at the vCenter Server level.

Note:

Names of privileges are provided for the latest supported version of VMware vSphere, and may vary for different platform versions.

Microsoft Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters

The account used to connect standalone Microsoft Hyper-V hosts must:

This includes remote access, activation and launching the DCOM application of WMI, and remote access to the root WMI namespace and sub-namespaces. For details on granting these permissions, see Configuring Permissions to Remotely Access WMI.

The account used to connect Microsoft Hyper-V clusters must have local Administrator permissions on these clusters.

Microsoft SCVMM

The account used to connect an SCVMM Server must have in SCVMM an assigned user role that is based on the Read-Only Administrator profile.

To monitor clusters and hosts managed by SCVMM, the minimal required permissions for these hosts and clusters must be granted to the same account. For details, see Microsoft Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters.