What is the best way to lock down an ESXi Local User?
Posted on 2011-02-16
I have created a VM that I only want certain users to be able to access. This is for an ESXi server not connected to our Domain or to a vCenter server. So it is only a local user. The VM in question is running in a DMZ so RDP, VNC, etc are out. I want them to access it via vSpheres Console. I have been able to restrict the user so that they can see no host information, and the only thing they can really do is open the console via right click. But they can still see a LOT of information about the VM that I would prefer they not have access to. The only permissions assigned to this roll is the following:
All Priveleges --> Virtual Machine --> Interaction --> Console Interaction
Pretty much all options are greyed out or completely missing. It's just that they can still see the Summary Tab, Resource Allocation, etc. Is there any way to limit it to only the console tab? Or even better, any way to connect a user directly to a VM Console? My boss mentioned that he thought there might be a way to do this via vSphere Remote Command Line. Any ideas?