vCenter User has not been assigned a role on vShield Manager

Problem: Today I faced a new problem in my home lab when I was trying to install the vShield components on my Esxi Hosts. Selecting the Esxi host and navigation to vShield tab was displaying an error

” vCenter User ‘Alex\vcadmin’ has not been assigned a role on vShield Manager”

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Reason: The reason for this error was I had not defined any role for the vCenter user (vcadmin in my case) on vShield manager appliance.

Resolution: To fix this issue login to web interface of vShield Manager, select Settings and Reports and navigate to Users tab and click on Add button to add a new user.

As you can see in below screenshot vcadmin user is not visible under user list.

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Clicking on Add button will pop-up a new window where you have to specify the user details and associate this user with available role.

Select the second option “Specify a vCenter User” and provide the details of username in the format of Domain\username

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Hit Next to select the roles for this user.

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Hit Next. This page will provide you an option to Limit Scope for this user. Since this is my home lab so I would not mind selecting No Restriction, but in your production environment you may choose limited access scope.

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Hit finish to complete the user addition. You have to re-connect to your vCenter server session to make this change effective.

Now selecting the host and clicking on vShield tab will trigger some port-open tasks in vCenter server. You can see this is the recent Task window

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Finally the vShield tab will list the available components of vShield Manager that can be installed on a host

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