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Predefined roles for SVM administrators

The five predefined roles for an SVM administrator are: vsadmin, vsadmin-volume, vsadmin-protocol, vsadmin-backup, and vsadmin-readonly. In addition to these predefined roles, you can create customized SVM administrator roles by assigning a set of capabilities.

Each SVM can have its own user and administration authentication domain. You can delegate the administration of an SVM to an SVM administrator after creating the SVM and user accounts.

Note: SVMs with Infinite Volume do not support quotas, qtrees, and LUNs. Therefore, an SVM administrator cannot perform the tasks related to quotas, qtrees, and LUNs on an SVM with Infinite Volume.
The following table lists the predefined roles for an SVM administrator and the respective capabilities:
SVM administrator role name Description
vsadmin This role is the superuser role for the SVM and is assigned by default. The SVM administrator with this role has the following capabilities:
  • Managing own user account local password and key information
  • Managing volumes, quotas, qtrees, Snapshot copies, and files
  • Managing LUNs
  • Configuring protocols: NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, and FC (FCoE included)
  • Configuring services: DNS, LDAP, and NIS
  • Monitoring jobs
  • Monitoring network connections and network interface
  • Monitoring the health of the SVM

The vsadmin role is assigned by default.

vsadmin-volume The SVM administrator with this role has the following capabilities:
  • Managing own user account local password and key information
  • Managing volumes, quotas, qtrees, Snapshot copies, and files
  • Managing LUNs
  • Configuring protocols: NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, and FC (FCoE included)
  • Configuring services: DNS, LDAP, and NIS
  • Monitoring network interface
  • Monitoring the health of the SVM
vsadmin-protocol The SVM administrator with this role has the following capabilities:
  • Managing own user account local password and key information
  • Configuring protocols: NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, and FC (FCoE included)
  • Configuring services: DNS, LDAP, and NIS
  • Managing LUNs
  • Monitoring network interface
  • Monitoring the health of the SVM
vsadmin-backup The SVM administrator with this role has the following capabilities:
  • Managing own user account local password and key information
  • Managing NDMP operations
  • Making a restored volume read/write
  • Managing SnapMirror relationships and Snapshot copies
  • Viewing volumes and network information
vsadmin-readonly The SVM administrator with this role has the following capabilities:
  • Managing own user account local password and key information
  • Monitoring the health of the SVM
  • Monitoring network interface
  • Viewing volumes and LUNs
  • Viewing services and protocols