Capabilities and Ownership for Web Console Users

The Web Console is available to end users of virtual machines.

End users of virtual machines must have ownership of all VMs they are restoring (source and destination), and the required capabilities needed for the operation. You can assign users or user groups as owners, including users and groups defined in Active Directory or directly in the CommCell.  Assign capabilities on the Client Owner Capabilities for the VM or destination client.

Ownership and Capabilities Required for the Web Console

Operation Ownership Capabilities
Browse VMs and files
  • Source VM
  • Browse
Restore full VMs in place
  • Source VM
  • Browse on source VM
  • In Place Full Machine Recovery on source VM
Restore full VMs out of place
  • Source VM
  • Browse on source VM
  • Out of Place Full Machine Recovery on source VM
Restore files and folders in place
  • Source VM
  • Browse on source VM
  • In Place Recover on source VM
  • Out of Place Recover on source VM (when restoring to a different location on the VM)
Restore files and folders out of place
  • Source VM
  • Destination client with Windows File System agent
  • Browse on source VM
  • In Place Recover and Out of Place Recover on destination client with Windows File System agent
  • Out of Place Recover on source VM

Best Practices for Web Console Configuration

The best practice for configuring ownership and capabilities for the Web Console is as follows:

  1. For each virtual machine the user needs to access, or for destination clients with Windows File System agent, assign the user or a user group that contains each user as an owner.
  2. Assign Client Owner Capabilities on the virtual machine or client.

Configure a Client or Virtual Machine (Ownership and Capabilities)

To display virtual machines in the CommCell Console, see Displaying Backed Up Virtual Machines in the CommCell Console.

  1. In the CommCell Browser, go to Client Computers.
  2. Right-click a client or virtual machine and select Properties.
  3. On the Security tab:
    1. Enter the user name in the Client Owners box or a user group name in the User Groups box. 

      You can enter an Active Directory name in the form domain_name\user_name, an Active Directory user group in the form domain_name\group_name, or a CommCell user or group name.

    2. Click Client Owner Capabilities.
    3. Select from the Available Capabilities list, click Include to assign those capabilities for all client owners, and click OK.
  4. Click OK.