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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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Chapter 9. Configuring and Managing VMware vSphere Access Controls

Centralizing the management of virtual machines and their ESX/ESXi hosts has become an issue in most growing datacenters. Delegating control to the appropriate users so they can assist in managing the virtual infrastructure is also a large part of the centralized management model. For instance, how do you assign permissions to a group of users responsible for setting up virtual machines to test a new application? They might need to create the virtual machine and manage its access to resources, but they might need to be restricted in what they can do in other areas of the virtual infrastructure.

You can manage the permissions to a virtual infrastructure through vCenter Server ...

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