6.5.2. Assigning System Permissions to Virtual Machines

A UserVmManager role gives the user permissions to create, manage and delete the virtual machine, including its network and storage, as well as the permission to migrate the virtual machine.

To assign a system administrator role for a virtual machine:

  1. Click the Virtual Machines tab.
    A list of virtual machines displays. If the required virtual machine is not visible, perform a search (see Section 1.2, “Search”).
  2. Select the virtual machine that you want to edit, and click the Permissions tab from the Details pane.
    The Permissions tab displays a list of users and their current roles and permissions, if any. Note that there are no inherited permissions for virtual machines.
  3. Click Add to add an existing user. The Add Permission to User dialog box displays. Enter a Name, or User Name, or part thereof in the Search text box, and click Go. A list of possible matches display in the results list.
  4. Select the check box of the user to be assigned the permissions. Scroll through the Assign role to user list and select UserVmManager.
  5. Click OK.
    The name of the user displays in the Permissions tab.

Note

You can only assign roles and permissions to existing users. See Chapter 5, Users.

To remove a virtual machine system administrator role:

  1. Click the Virtual Machine tab. A list of virtual machines displays. If the required virtual machine is not visible, perform a search (see Section 1.2, “Search”).
  2. Select the required virtual machine and click the Permissions tab from the Details pane.
    The Permissions tab displays a list of users and their current roles and permissions, if any.
  3. Select the check box of the appropriate user.
  4. Click Remove. A dialog prompts you to confirm the removal, click OK to proceed. The user is removed from the Permissions tab.