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Cannot log directly into an esxi host using a newly created user account

I have an esxi host running version 6.0. I logged directly into the host as root through the web client, added a new local user from the Security & Users tab, and assigned that user the Read-Only role from the permissions section. When I attempt to log in to the web client as the new user, it spins for a few seconds and says that the connection timed out. If I try through the desktop client, it hangs on loading inventory for a few minutes and gives a similar timeout message. If I log in as root from the exact same computer, it works. Am I missing something?

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I think you did all fine.

Take a look:

Add an ESXi User

Check if there is something that can help you.

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do you want UI access or SSH access?

maybe this helps? KB8375637

VMware Knowledge Base

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