In order to use various 3rd party vendor storage plug-ins, I need to gain an understanding of the "Storage Administrator" privileges under Roles. This primarily centers around assigned rights not following the standard. I am on ESXi and vCenter 5.5 Update 2. Storage plug-ins include Dell, Netapp, and Compellent.
1. Is it true that this permission can only be assigned to users, in order to be effective?
2. Rights assigned at a higher level are trumping rights assigned at a lower level. (Read-Write below is losing to Read-Only above)
I did not find any documentation from VMware on the privilege.
The storage vendors had some information, but not enough.