Last week I have installed VMware vSphere 5.5 on my test host and today was the time to get the NetApp Virtual Storage Console 5.0 going so I could take advantage of Rapid Cloning and other good stuff that VSC 5.0 includes.
Installation was straight forward (recommended read – Virtual Storage Console 5.0 for VMware® vSphere® – Installation and Administration Guide) and next logical step was to add my Storage Systems so I could provision datastores etc. From within VSC section in vSphere Web Client I was trying to add new Storage System just to be presented with the following:
“Unable to add storage systems due to insufficient privileges. You do not have sufficient permission to perform this action on: the root object. Contact your administrator to add the following mission privileges: Add, Modify, and Skip storage systems”
As it turns out the issue here was to do with account I used to register VSC with vCenter. When you install VSC you have to go to https://localhost:8143/Register.html to register VSC as per the following screenshot:
and the said account has to be added as Administrator (role) to vCenter otherwise you will get errors like above. In my case I have registered VSC correctly (you can’t register if the account is not added to vCenter as Administrator) but I have mocked with permissions day after and somehow removed the VSC service account from vCenter (go figure..). After adding it back in I was able to add my Storage Systems without issues:
As the old saying goes – “If it ain’t broke…”