CHAPTER 9Access Control

You’re probably quite familiar with the principles of allowing privileges from other systems you manage. If you are preparing for the vSphere 4 exam, you might want to spend some time making sure you completely understand the different roles used to assign privileges. (I remember being tripped up by some very specific questions about what these roles could and could not do when I took the VI3 exam back in 2006.)

This chapter discusses the configuration of ESX and vCenter for user rights. It is not unusual in large datacenters to have tiers of responsibility. Just as with ordinary users, we cannot depend on the good will of members of the IT department to stick within their job function. The only way to enforce change ...

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