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  • 1.  Clone options greyed out for user group

    Posted Dec 23, 2016 03:22 PM

    I have followed the instructions in the KB and then some Cannot deploy or convert virtual machines from templates after upgrading to VMware vCenter Server (2037005) | VMware KB.  The users in the group have every provision permission possible and still cannot create a  VM from a template.  They can create a new VM from scratch, but all clone options are greyed out.  The templates are stored in a datastore that they have access to (as I said, they can create a VM from scratch on that datastore).  I was going to try to list all permissions assigned to that role, but can't find a way to feasibly do it.  Ironically, I can clone TO a template, or convert a machine to a template, or create a clone from a VM, but I cannot work with existing templates.

    I'm getting terribly frustrated that this simple thing won't work, can anyone offer any insight?  This is VCenter and ESXi 5.5, all reasonably up to date.



  • 2.  RE: Clone options greyed out for user group

    Posted Dec 23, 2016 03:35 PM

    I found a script to list out all role permissions.  FYI, I have removed the templates and re-added them with no change, as suggested in another KB.

    System.Anonymous

    System.View

    System.Read

    Global.CancelTask

    Datastore.Browse

    Datastore.AllocateSpace

    Network.Assign

    Host.Local.CreateVM

    Host.Local.DeleteVM

    VirtualMachine.Inventory.Create

    VirtualMachine.Inventory.CreateFromExisting

    VirtualMachine.Inventory.Register

    VirtualMachine.Inventory.Delete

    VirtualMachine.Inventory.Unregister

    VirtualMachine.Inventory.Move

    VirtualMachine.Interact.PowerOn

    VirtualMachine.Interact.PowerOff

    VirtualMachine.Interact.Suspend

    VirtualMachine.Interact.Reset

    VirtualMachine.Interact.AnswerQuestion

    VirtualMachine.Interact.ConsoleInteract

    VirtualMachine.Interact.DeviceConnection

    VirtualMachine.Interact.SetCDMedia

    VirtualMachine.Interact.SetFloppyMedia

    VirtualMachine.Interact.ToolsInstall

    VirtualMachine.Interact.GuestControl

    VirtualMachine.Config.Rename

    VirtualMachine.Config.AddExistingDisk

    VirtualMachine.Config.AddNewDisk

    VirtualMachine.Config.RemoveDisk

    VirtualMachine.Config.CPUCount

    VirtualMachine.Config.Memory

    VirtualMachine.Config.AddRemoveDevice

    VirtualMachine.Config.EditDevice

    VirtualMachine.Config.Settings

    VirtualMachine.Config.Resource

    VirtualMachine.Config.UpgradeVirtualHardware

    VirtualMachine.Config.ResetGuestInfo

    VirtualMachine.Config.AdvancedConfig

    VirtualMachine.Config.DiskLease

    VirtualMachine.State.CreateSnapshot

    VirtualMachine.State.RevertToSnapshot

    VirtualMachine.State.RemoveSnapshot

    VirtualMachine.State.RenameSnapshot

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.Customize

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.Clone

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.PromoteDisks

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.CreateTemplateFromVM

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.DeployTemplate

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.CloneTemplate

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.MarkAsTemplate

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.MarkAsVM

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.ReadCustSpecs

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.ModifyCustSpecs

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.DiskRandomAccess

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.DiskRandomRead

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.GetVmFiles

    VirtualMachine.Provisioning.PutVmFiles

    Resource.AssignVMToPool

    Resource.HotMigrate

    Resource.ColdMigrate

    Resource.QueryVMotion

    ScheduledTask.Create

    ScheduledTask.Delete

    ScheduledTask.Run



  • 3.  RE: Clone options greyed out for user group

    Posted Dec 27, 2016 12:48 PM

    HI,

    Remove the user for a temporary purpose give him permission on Data center level with admin rights and check .