A self-service user role enables users to create and manage their own virtual machines within a controlled environment by using the VMM Self-Service Portal or the Windows PowerShell VMM command shell. A self-service user cannot create or modify user roles and cannot perform administrative functions on hosts and library servers.
To create a Self-Service User, open System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
In the menu bar, click Go \ Administration.
In the menu bar, click Actions \ User Role \ New user role
Provide a name and a description for the user role.
In the User role profile: drop down menu, choose Self-Service User
In the Add Members window, click Add…
Add in the users or groups that will be part of this role.
In the Select Scope window, select the host group that these users will be able to utilize for their virtual machines.
In the Virtual Machine Permissions window, you have the ability to set what each of the users who are a part of this role can do. They can:
· Start virtual machines
· Stop virtual machines
· Pause and resume virtual machines
· Create and manage virtual machine checkpoints
· Remove virtual machines
· The can be granted local administrator rights on their virtual machines
· They can be allowed to remotely connect to their virtual machines
· Shut down virtual machines.
Check the appropriate boxes and click Next.
In the Virtual Machine Creation Settings you can determine if the users can create virtual machines. You can also provide them with a list of templates (Pre-created VMs) to choose from.
To limit the number of running VMs the users can have, check Set quota for deployed virtual machines:
VMs can have different quota values assigned to them. This quota system will help prevent a user from accidentally, or intentionally, create a Denial-of-Service situation on your host servers.
The Share quota across user role members setting will set the quota for the role members as a group. In other words if the quota is 5 and one user has 5 VMs started, no other member of that group will be able to start a VM until a VM is shut down.
In the Library Share window, you can select which library will store the VMs and ISO files created by the users of this role.