1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 9, 2016 1:49 AM by Luciano Patrao

    How to group VMs for security purposes

    AntonKr Lurker

      I would need to provide some basic VMs access to my colleagues. Is there a best practices document for vSphere 6?

      They would need:

      - view console

      - reboot/reset

      - change VM networking options


      This can be achieved using Virtual Machine User role, I guess.


      Each person will have corresponding Active Directory group (security, domain local type).


      Now the hard part - each person will have a lot of VMs and access changes frequently.

      I would rather not apply permissions at VM level as it is cumbersome.

      I cannot not apply permissions at VM Folder level as VM Folders are used to group VMs by their purpose (Production, Test, Service, Networking, ProjectA, ProjectB, etc).

      Is there a way to group VMs somehow (by tag?) and assign access permission to that group?