Creating a vCenter role for Veeam V11 with PowerCLI

Since I was tired to click roles together in vCenter server, I wrote a simple script on creating a vCenter role for Veeam with PowerCLI.

This PowerShell / PowerCLI script lets you create a new vCenter server role with all the cumulative privileges and permissions to use them with Veeam Backup & Replication V11.

The privileges used are based on the recommendations out of the Veeam Help Center which you can find here: Cumulative Permission for VMware vSphere – Veeam Help Center

Simply execute the script and follow the steps to fill in the relevant data like your vCenter server name, the username and your password. The script will then ask you to choose a name for your new role and automatically creates it.

Creating a vCenter role for Veeam with PowerCLI

Feel free to give me feedback on this script, as I want to further improve it.

Already planned improvements

  • Add a function to assign a user to the role

You can get the script here: New_vCenterRole_Veeam.ps1

Furthermore, here are my other VMware related articles:

As always, thanks for reading and have a nice day !

About Falko Banaszak

Falko is a Consulting Field Solutions Architect for Modern Data Protection based in Germany working at Pure Storage Inc. In the last 12 years he has built a strong focus on virtualization, BCDR and has a passion for Microsoft 365 & storage systems. He's a Veeam Vanguard, a Veeam Certified Engineer, Veeam Certified Architect and a Veeam User Group founder and leader in Germany.

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  1. It’s cool. Great script. Can I share it in my post in Chinese?

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