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Configure Owners and Permissions for Virtual Machines (VMware)

Administrators who have the required CommCell permissions can restore VMs using the Web Console through the VM File Recovery Plug-In for the vSphere Client. To restore files and folders, administrators must also have ownership of the virtual machine.

To learn about additional features for the VM File Recovery Plug-In, see Advanced Administration Options.

Users can be assigned permissions and ownership that enable them to browse and restore backed up data for virtual machines. These permissions and ownership apply to the CommCell Console, VM File Recovery Plug-In, and Web Console.

  • Permissions can be assigned to a user through an association with a role, client computer group, or user group. Depending on the operations a user needs to perform, the user must have some or all of the following permissions:
    • Browse
    • In Place Recover (files and folders)
    • Out of Place Recover (files and folders)
    • In Place Full Machine Recovery (full VMs)
    • Out of Place Full Machine Recovery (full VMs)

      Note: To assign permissions for specific entities, configure a role and associate the role with the entity. Permissions can be assigned for all CommCell users at the CommCell level (Control Panel > User > Owner Permissions).

  • Ownership can be assigned for a client computer or a virtual machine. You must assign users or user groups as owners, including users and groups defined in Active Directory or directly in the CommCell. Virtual machine owners can be assigned automatically during virtual machine discovery, based on privileges and roles defined in vCenter.

In addition to permissions and ownership, administrator user accounts must have permissions for the vCenter.

Configure Permissions and Ownership for VM File Recovery Plug-In for vSphere Users

The VM File Recovery Plug-In is only available to authorized administrators of the VMware vSphere client.

Administrators with access to the vCenter can use the VM File Recovery Plug-In to restore full virtual machines if they have the necessary ownership and permissions assigned for virtualization clients, proxies, and virtual machines through the CommCell Console.

Users of the VM File Recovery Plug-In for vSphere who are not members of the master group must be configured to have the same ownership and permissions that are required for CommCell Console users.

Last modified: 3/14/2019 6:19:22 PM