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PowerChute Network Shutdown v3.1 & 4.x Required VMware vSphere Permissions

Published date: 17 August 2020

What vSphere permissions are required by PowerChute Network Shutdown v3.1, and 4.x for VMware?
Product Line:
PowerChute Network Shutdown v3.1 & 4.x for VMware
vCenter Server 5.x, 6.x, 7.0
ESXi 5.x, 6.x, 7.0
Permissions required by PowerChute Network Shutdown when performing VMware related functions.


The attached PDF outlines the permissions required by PowerChute Network Shutdown to carry out the tasks below:
Deploying PowerChute Virtual Appliance
Creating the vCenter Plug-in
Creating and triggering vCenter Alarms
Virtual Machine Migration
Virtual Machine Shutdown/Startup
vApp Shutdown/Start
Putting Hosts in to maintenance mode
Shutting down Hosts
This allows you to create a service account role for PowerChute in vSphere instead of assigning the Administrator role which has full privileges.

The 3 system permissions listed on page 6 of the PDF are not configurable via vSphere Client GUI when connected to vCenter Server via Permissions tab . They are assigned automatically to any new user role that is created.

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