Configuring the Minimum VMware Permissions Required to Install and Manage Ipswitch Failover v9.0 or Later

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Summary

This Knowledge base article provides information about the minimum VMware vCenter Server permissions required to install and manage Ipswitch Failover v9.0[.n].

 

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To configure the minimum VMware vCenter Server permissions to install and manage Ipswitch Failover, follow the procedure below:

 

  1. Using the VMware vSphere Client, log into vCenter Server as an Administrator.
  2. Navigate to Home > Roles .
  3. Select the Read-only role.
  4. Right-click the role and click Clone .
  5. Rename the new role. For example, Ipswitch Failover.
  6. Right-click the newly cloned role and select Edit Role .
  7. Add the following privileges:
    • Datastore > Allocate Space
    • Datastore > Browse Datastore
    • Extension
    • Network > Assign Network
    • Resource > Assign Virtual Machine to Resource Pool
    • Tasks
    • Virtual Machine > Configuration
    • Virtual Machine > Interaction > Configure CD Media
    • Virtual Machine > Interaction > Power On
    • Virtual Machine > Interaction > Power Off
    • Virtual Machine > Inventory
    • Virtual Machine > Provisioning
    • Virtual Machine > Snapshot Management
  8. Map the vCenter Server user account configured in Failover Management Service (FMS) to the newly created Ipswitch Failover role, at the vCenter Server level.
    1. Select the top level for vCenter Server, then click the Permissions tab.
    2. Right-click and select Add Permission .
    3. Add the vCenter Server FMS user (if not already present) and assign the newly created Ipswitch Failover role.

      Note : You may need to bind the role at the host level (in Hosts and Cluster View ) as well as the Datastore permissions tab level (in Datastores & Datastore Clusters ).
  9. If vCenter Server User and vCenter Server Converter User configured in FMS are different, map the vCenter Server Converter user account configured in FMS to the newly created Ipswitch Failover role, at the vCenter Server level.

    Important:
    The following step should be performed only if vCenter Server user and vCenter Server Converter user configured in FMS are different .

    1. Select the top level for vCenter Server, and then click the Permissions tab.
    2. Right-click and select Add Permission .
    3. Add the vCenter Server Converter FMS user (if not already present) and assign the newly created Ipswitch Failover role.

      Note : You may need to bind the role at the host level (in Hosts and Cluster View ) as well as the Datastore permissions tab level (in Datastores & Datastore Clusters ).

 

Applies To

Ipswitch Failover v9.0 or later

 

Related Information

VMware KB 2000123 - Setting the minimum vCenter Server permissions required to perform VMware Converter operations

IKB-2901

 

KBID-2902

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