Guidelines for using VSC standard roles

When you work with standard ONTAP® tools for VMware vSphere roles, there are certain guidelines you should follow.

You should not directly modify the standard roles. If you do, VSC will overwrite your changes each time you upgrade VSC. The installer updates the standard role definitions each time you upgrade VSC. Doing this ensures that the roles are current for your version of VSC as well as for all supported versions of the vCenter Server.

You can, however, use the standard roles to create roles that are tailored to your environment. To do this, you should copy the VSC standard role and then edit the copied role. By creating a new role, you can maintain this role even when you restart or upgrade the VSC Windows service.

Some of the ways that you might use the VSC standard roles include the following: