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Old 03-12-2008, 10:45 AM   #1
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Question folder permissions/acl's set correctly, vmware console is ignoring them?

Hi all,

I'm trying to setup a vmware server running on SLES 10.1 that is a windows domain member. I have a folder called "/virtual", where all of the virtual machines are stored. I would like to share this folder out with write permissions to a vmwareadmin group, so they can manage and create new virtual machines. I have set the permissions on the folder (with ACL's) as such:

getfacl virtual/

# file: virtual
# owner: root
# group: DOMAIN\134vmwareadmins

ls -l
drwxrwxrwx+ root DOMAIN\vmwareadmins

If I log in as a user, who is a member of DOMAIN\vmwareadmins, and create a folder, the folder properly inherits the rights of the parent directory. However, if I use the VMWare console as that user and create a new virtual machine, the folder that gets created does not have the proper permissions:

getfacl virtual/Red\ Hat\ Linux

#file: virtual/Red\40Hat\40Linux
#owner: DOMAIN\134testuser
#group: DOMAIN\134vmwareadmins
group::rwx #effective:r-x

ls -l
drwxr-xr-x+ DOMAIN\testuser1 DOMAIN\vmwareadmins

As you can see, the mask that gets created for that folder is incorrect. It should be rwx, not r-x, so the effective permissions for the group is incorrect. It's as if VMWare console is ignoring folder permissions and creating its own mask. Note that I have tried unchecking the "make virtual machines private" option when creating a new virtual machine.

Any ideas on what might be causing this?

Last edited by magiconexxx; 03-12-2008 at 10:46 AM.
Old 03-13-2008, 05:21 AM   #2
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No idea but if VMware is the only app exhibiting this behaviour I'd say it's one for VMwares bug tracker.


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