This posts walks through adding permissions to allow a vSphere Administrator to access the System Configuration UI to view Service Health. This will also allow a vSphere Administrator to Restart, Stop, Start, and configure services. Service Health is now only available in the Web Client, vCenter Service Health can no longer be viewed in the vSphere Client.
For more information check the vSphere 6.0 Documentation – Monitoring the Health of Services and Nodes.
In the vSphere 5.x an administrator could quickly view the status of vCenter Services from the vCenter Service Health tab. In vSphere 6 the vCenter Service Health has moved to the System Configuration UI (at least when using the VCSA, I am assuming this is also the case for vCenter Windows deployments).
By default vCenter Administrators, users assigned the Administrator Role for the vCenter Object, do not have access to objects in the System Configuration UI.
As an SSO Administrator (ie Administrator@vsphere.local) access Home -> Administration -> Users and Groups and select the Groups Tab. Then select the Group Named SystemConfiguration.Administrators. Click on the Add member icon to add Users/Groups to the SystemConfiguration.Administrators SSO group.
Select the Domain (SSO Identity Source) for the user or group to add. Use the search filter to locate the user or group you want to add, select the user or group, click Add, and then OK. I created a “vSphere Admins” Group in my LAB.LOCAL AD Domain which contains users which will be Administrators of the environment.
More vSphere 6 goodness to come.
Comments and questions are always welcome.