What user permissions/roles are required for the VMware vCenter user account to provision from Satellite 6.x?

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  • Creating a New Host on a VMware Compute Resource in Satellite 6.x returns an error similar to:
"Failed to create a compute VMwareLab (VMWare) instance badhost.example.com: failed to create vm: NoPermission: Permission to perform this operation was denied."
2018-05-15 18:05:10 3b4949e0 [app] [E] Failed to rebuild Bootdisk image for client.example.com
 | RuntimeError: upload failed
 | /opt/theforeman/tfm/root/usr/share/gems/gems/rbvmomi-1.10.0/lib/rbvmomi/vim/Datastore.rb:53:in `upload'
Failed to upload ISO image for instance client.example.com: #<Net::HTTPUnauthorized 401 Unauthorized readbody=true>


  • Red Hat Satellite 6.x
  • VMware vSphere 6.x

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