Remember Permissions on Virtual Switches

by Bob Plankers on November 2, 2010 · 3 comments

in Virtualization

Is one of your VMware vCenter users trying to alter the network settings on a virtual machine?

Is it telling them that the network adapter has “Invalid backing” and the network connection information says “this host does not have any virtual machine networks, or you don’t have the permission to access them?”

But you checked the permissions on the VM, and they do have permissions…

And their role does have the privileges to assign networks to virtual machines…

Before you bang your head against it too much, check Inventory->Networking. You may have forgotten to assign them permissions to the switch itself!

(this post brought to you by the last 30 minutes of my life) :)


Adam J December 5, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Thanks! This was exactly the issue we were seeing as well.

JD June 21, 2012 at 5:01 PM


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