This week I've been spending time restructuring my lab environment to be ready to prepare for the VCP-Cloud which tests peoples abilities on vCloud Director and associated technologies in the vCloud Suite. It's a been a pretty major undertaking because I wanted to change the way I manage vCenter (from multi-vCenter to single vCenter), organize my hosts and clusters, storage and networking too! I'm fortunate because my personal lab environment is relative modest affair compared to large environments - but its sizable on the "home lab" front, so much so it isn't at home but at a colocation facility not far from where I live.
I decide the time was ripe to move over to using the vCenter Server Appliance especially as it feature parity with the "installable" Windows edition (albeit there is no "linked mode" vCenter Server Appliance). I wanted to setup the appliance to support Active Directory with the new Single Sign On feature. When you first setup the appliance the only logon to it is "root" with the password of "vmware". From their you can use the new "Web Client" to manage how the appliance speaks to AD.