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VMware vCenter server

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There are several planning requirements related to VMware vCenter you should consider.

Access to a vCenter server

You must have access to the vCenter server managing the ESXi hypervisor hosts where ONTAP Select is deployed.

Location

You must have the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the vCenter server.

Administrative privileges

You must define a vCenter server account and associate it with a role containing the necessary administrative privileges. The following minimum administrative privileges are needed to create and manage an ONTAP Select cluster:

Datastore
  • Allocate space

  • Browse datastore

  • Low level file operations

  • Update virtual machine files

  • Update virtual machine metadata

Host
Configuration
  • Network configuration

  • System management

Local operations
  • Create virtual machine

  • Delete virtual machine

  • Reconfigure virtual machine

Network
  • Assign network

Virtual machine
Configuration

All privileges in the category.

Interaction

All privileges in the category.

Inventory

All privileges in the category.

Provisioning

All privileges in the category.

vApp

All privileges in the category.