Posted on August 19, 2020 3:27 pm
 |  Asked by Matthew Taylor
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Hello, I have a client asking me does vmtracer require just read-only rights to vcenter to access SOAP or does it require higher privilege?  I have checked the cli guide but it just says username/password for access but doesnt describe the rights required from the vmware side.  Thanks.

Posted by Lalitha Prasuna
Answered on August 20, 2020 3:35 am

Hey Mathew,

The vCenter API calls that we make should all fall under the "System. View" privilege which is under the "Read-Only" role (Equivalent to a user role with no permissions. Users with this role can read data or properties and call query methods, but cannot make changes to the system.). With "Read-Only", we might see some privilege issues when VmTracer updates informative user event, such as when a VM has been added to a VLAN for a given switch interface. This should not affect VMTracer behavior.

The user can make changes if the role is set to " Read and write".

Hope this answers your question :)


Au Revoir

Lalitha Prasuna



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