How do I give a user access to a guest VM with vSphere ESX 4?

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I have a database admin who needs to have a server setup for backup testing. The database admin requested that the server not be connected to the network.

I created the virtual machine without a network adapter and I am wondering what the best way would be to give her access to the machine without being able to see/interact with all of the other guest machines on the host.

Is there a plugin that she can install other than the vSphere Client? How do I give her access to only that one virtual machine that I created for her?

Note:
We do not have a vCenter license.
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Top Expert 2010
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I think you can do this via Web Access:
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_web_access.pdf

See pg. 31...

~coolsport00
You can still assign permissions, even if you don't have a Virtual Center license. Just give that user an individual account, and assign them permissions on that VM to be able to stop and start it, then give them the vSphere Client to connect to the host with. That may resolve the issue.
I didn't look at the permission tab on the individual VM Machines, I was only looking at the Inventory object. I am very happy that you shared the web services information with me, because that makes accessing the machine for the DBA very easy, for the both of us.
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Glad to help :)

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~coolsport00
Glad you found the solution :)

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