Creating a Special Role on vCenter and Assigning the Role to a New User

To achieve this, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to a system on which the vSphere Client is installed.
  2. Launch the client. When Figure 1 appears, login to vCenter using administrator credentials.

    Logging into vSphere client

    Figure 1 : Logging into the vSphere client

  3. Figure 2 then appears.

    vSphere client

    Figure 2 : The vSphere client

  4. Click on the Menu option indicated by Figure 2. A menu depicted by Figure 3 will then drop down. From the menu, select the Administration option.

    Selecting Administration option

    Figure 3 : Selecting the Administration option

  5. Figure 4 will then appear. From the options listed in the left panel of Figure 4, select Users and Groups by clicking on it.

    Selecting Users and Groups option

    Figure 4 : Selecting the Users and Groups option

  6. The right panel will then change to display a Users and Groups section (see Figure 5). Here, select the Domain in which you want to add a new user, and then click on ADD to begin.

    Clicking on ADD to Add New User

    Figure 5 : Clicking on ADD to add a new user

  7. Figure 6 will then appear. Provide the Username and Password of the new user in Figure 6, and confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box. Then, click on the ADD button in Figure 6 to save the details of the new user.

    Adding New User

    Figure 6 : Adding a new user

  8. Figure 7 will then appear. From the left panel of Figure 7, select the Roles option.

    Selecting Roles option

    Figure 7 : Selecting the Roles option

  9. The right panel will then change to display a Roles section (see Figure 8). Click on the '+' button in Figure 8 to create a new role.

    Create Role Action

    Figure 8 : Clicking on the '+' button in the Roles section

  10. Figure 9 will then appear. Using Figure 9, you can indicate what permissions you want to grant to any user who is assigned the new role. For that, first, from the left panel of Figure 9, choose the Global category of privileges. The right panel will then display all the privileges/permissions that are grouped under the Global category. Select the Diagnostics permission from this list by clicking on the check box alongside that permission (see Figure 9).

    Selecting Diagnostics permission under Global category of Privileges

    Figure 9 : Selecting the Diagnostics permission under the Global category of privileges

  11. Next, select the Host category from the left panel, and click on the Change settings check box in the right panel (see Figure 10).

    Selecting Change settings permission

    Figure 10 : Selecting the Change settings permission from the Host category

  12. Next, pick the Sessions category from the left panel, and choose the View and stop sessions privilege from the right panel (see Figure 11).

    Selecting View and Stop sessions privilege

    Figure 11 : Selecting the View and stop sessions privilege under the Sessions category

  13. Finally, click the Next button in Figure 11 to proceed. Figure 12 will then appear, where you will have to specify the Role name. Finally, click the Finish button in Figure 12, so that a new role with the specified name is created.

    Specifying Name of New role

    Figure 12 : Specifying the name of the new role

  14. When Figure 13 appears, click on the Global Permissions option in the left panel of Figure 13.

    Selecting Global Permissions option

    Figure 13 : Selecting the Global Permissions option

  15. In the Global Permissions section that opens in the right panel, click on the '+' button (see Figure 14).

    Clicking on  '+' button in the Global Permissions page

    Figure 14 : Clicking on the '+' button in the Global Permissions page

  16. From the Domain drop-down in Figure 15 that appears next, select the domain in which you created a new user previously. Then, in the User/Group text box, specify the name of the user you created. Make sure you provide the same Username you specified at the time of user creation (see Figure 6). Alternatively, use the 'magnifying glass' icon against User/Group to browse for the user name. Next, from the Role drop-down, pick the new role you created. This assigns the chosen Role and all permissions included in that role to the specified User/Group.

    Assigning New Role to New User

    Figure 15 : Assigning the new role to the new user

  17. Finally, click the OK button in Figure 15.

You can now proceed to configure the ESX USER and ESX PASSWORD parameters of all eG tests with the Username and Password (respectively) of the new user you created (see Figure 6).