What are the differences between the three user levels in a VERITAS Cluster Server environment?

Article:TECH10741  |  Created: 2001-01-25  |  Updated: 2004-01-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH10741
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Issue



What are the differences between the three user levels in a VERITAS Cluster Server environment?

Solution



VERITAS Cluster Server (VCS) allows for the creation of user accounts to manage the cluster. There are three distinct types of users, each with their own levels of access. They are Super User, Operator, and Guest. This TechNote will explain the differences between the three types of user accounts.

VCS Super User (Administrator)
A Super User account is capable of performing the following tasks:

  • Viewing the cluster configuration
  • Administrative tasks (switch to operations, freeze operations, offline operations, etc.)
  • Modify configuration (create new groups, add resources, delete resources and or groups, etc.)
  • Advanced Cluster Manager functions

Note: All user accounts created from the command prompt that are not prefixed with VCSGuest or VCSOp are assigned super user privileges.


VCS Operator
An Operator account is capable of performing the following tasks:

  • Viewing the cluster configuration
  • Basic administrative tasks (online and offline of service groups)

Operator accounts are not capable of performing the following tasks:

  • Modify configuration (create new groups, add resources, delete resources and or groups, etc.)
  • Advanced Cluster Manager functions (Cluster Manager omits functions according to account level)

Note: Operator accounts must be preceded with VCSOP in either lower, upper, or mixed case (VCSOPuser_name, vcsopuser_name, etc.)


VCS Guest
A guest account is capable of performing the following tasks:

  • Viewing the cluster configuration
  • Monitoring the cluster

Guest accounts are not capable of performing the following tasks:

  • Modify configuration (create new groups, add resources, delete resources and or groups etc)
  • Administrative tasks (switch to operations, freeze operations, offline operations etc)
  • Advanced Cluster Manager functions (Cluster Manager omits functions according to account level)

Note: Guest accounts must be preceded with VCSGUEST in either lower, upper, or mixed case (VCSGUESTuser_name, vcsguestuser_name, etc.)


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