Product-level privilege required by SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere

To access the Plug-in for VMware vSphere GUI on vCenter, you must have the product-level, SnapCenter-specific View privilege assigned at the correct vSphere object level. If you log in without this privilege, the Plug-in for VMware vSphere displays an error message when you click the NetApp icon and prevents you from accessing the Plug-in for VMware vSphere GUI.

The following information describes the Plug-in for VMware vSphere product-level View privilege:

Privilege Description Assignment level
View You can access the Plug-in for VMware vSphere GUI.

This privilege does not enable you to perform tasks within SnapCenter. To perform any Plug-in for VMware vSphere tasks, you must have the correct SCV-specific and native vCenter Server privileges for those tasks.

The assignment level determines which portions of the UI you can see.

Assigning the View privilege at the root object (folder) enables you to enter the Plug-in for VMware vSphere by clicking the NetApp icon.

You can assign the View privilege to another vSphere object level; however, doing that limits the the Plug-in for VMware vSphere menus that you can see and use.

Best practice: The root object is the recommended place to assign any permission containing the View privilege.