VMware Datastore Folder Permissions

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Hi All,

I was wondering if it was possible to assign permissions for VM Roles to individual datastore folders?  I have created a role and assigned them 'browse datastore' access and they can now open and navigate it.  I would like to further restrict access if possible.

Does anyone know if this is possible, and if so, how can it be accomplished?

Kind Regards,
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You want to specifically allocate permissions to different datastore folders ?


datastore1/folder1 - permissions only for user A
datastore1/folder2 - permissions only for user B

Unfortunately this function does not exist, but you can allocate different permissions on the VM Folder object or Virtual Machine.


thanks for confirming this for me :)

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