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How can you get Admin access to sphere to manage all aspect of the application? Everyone seems to only have user level access.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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You need to create Active Directory Groups and Define Roles and Create Permissions on the Folder Objects.

I would suggest a read of

Chapter 4, Page 41

Authentication and User Management in the following Guide, which explains and demonstrates it very well.

vSphere Security Guide

if you have a Default installation, you have probably added everyone as Administrator!

Assigning Permissions to Folders (if you switch to VM and Template view), and defining and creating Groups in Active Directory, adding these groups to the folders, with specific VMware vCenter Server Roles, allows you to define very granular security and access to VMs.

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We have a group of Developers, we let access our VMware vSphere vCenter Server (ESXi Farm), but we only allow them access to *THEIR VMs*, they have the ability to power on, off, shutdown, restart, add floppy disks, add cdroms, but no other functions, just like a normal computer.

When they login, they only see the above screenshot, but their VMs are shared with 1000s more!
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