allb18c
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ESXi 4.1 - Host Profile - AD Integration

I have started work on going from classic ESX 4.0 to ESXi 4.1 and incorporating host profiles with AD integration. When I add a ESXI host manually into AD it works just fine. So, I went ahead and tested a host profile with AD intregration. When I apply the host profile to a newly built host it will eventually ask me for credentials which is fine, but then when I hit join domain it just sits there and does nothing. Additionally hitting the next button doesnt do anything either. I go in and remove the join domain field and the host profile applies just fine.

Has anyone tried this yet and does it work? Same outcome as me? Possible bug?

Thanks in advance.

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Sounds like a bug to me. I would contact your VMware Support Representative and open a bug report. I have heard of some issues with the likewise AD integration but nothing dealing with host profiles.


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jpdicicco
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Did you ever get a resolution on this? I am having the same problem...

Thanks.



Happy virtualizing!

JP

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allb18c
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Nope.

I just went ahead and created the host profile sans the AD integration part.

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gogogo5
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Hot Shot

What format are you entering the credentials? I believe you just enter the account name rather than domain\account name (and the password).

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nrhudso
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I added the host to the domain but needed to user the credentional username and password in the format of myuser@mycomain.com and then entered the password.  i cannot get this to work while applying a host profile to another host and have removed it from the profile to manually add the server after other profile settings have been applied. I think there is a bug in this that VMware is working on but have not submitted SR for this as of yet.

Nate Hudson Senior Systems Engineer West Bend Mutual Insurance
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tomaddox
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I've also run afoul of this issue, but with the added complication that the host profile editor will not allow me to remove the authentication section. What, if anything, did you do to remove the "Authentication Configuration" section?

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jjgunn
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This issue still hasn't been resolved yet? Created host profile from ESXi 4.1 Update 1 (build 433742). AD authentication still doesn't do anything.

Instead of trying to join the domain I simply clicked "cancel" and the profile will apply. Looks like we will need to manually add to the domain.

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jjgunn
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Also it seems using the format {username@company.com} instead of {company\username} is helpful too.

I was able to successfully add the machine to the domain.

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