Here are step-by-step instructions for giving permissions to a user in VMware ESXi 6.7 using the vSphere Web Client:

  1. Access the vSphere Web Client:
    • Open a web browser and enter the IP address or hostname of your ESXi host or vCenter Server. For example, https://your-esxi-host/ or https://your-vcenter-server/.
    • Log in with the appropriate credentials.
  2. Navigate to Permissions:
    • In the vSphere client, go to the “Hosts and Clusters” view.
    • Select the ESXi host or vCenter Server in the left-hand navigation pane.
    • Click on the “Manage” tab, and then select “Permissions.”
  3. Add Permission:
    • Click the “Add Permission” icon (it looks like a person with a plus sign) in the upper-right corner of the Permissions pane.
  4. Select User/Group:
    • In the “Add Permission” wizard, click the “Add” button next to “Principal” to select the user or group. You can either choose an existing user or group from the list or create a new one.
  5. Choose Role:
    • In the “Role” dropdown, select the role that defines the user’s privileges. Common roles include “Administrator,” “Read-Only,” and other predefined or custom roles.
  6. Optional: Propagate to Child Objects:
    • If you want the permissions to apply to all child objects (e.g., virtual machines, datastores), check the box labeled “Propagate to Child Objects.”
  7. Review and Finish:
    • Review the summary of the permission you are about to add.
    • Click “OK” or “Finish” to apply the permission.
  8. Verify Permissions:
    • After adding the permission, you should see the user or group listed in the Permissions pane with the assigned role.

Remember that the steps may vary slightly based on the specific version of the vSphere Web Client you are using. Always refer to the official VMware documentation for your specific version for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

If you are managing ESXi directly without vCenter Server, the process is similar, but you’ll be working directly with the ESXi host rather than a vCenter Server. The interface and steps may look a bit different, but the general process remains the same.