On our ESX 3.0.1 hosts, I have created a user named "admin" that is part of the following groups:
users, root, bin, daemon, adm, disk, wheel
I created it in Virtualcenter directly logged into the client. When I SSH in using putty, some have root access and others do not. I tried to get in remote the other day to grow some .vmdk files and I couldn't even run VMKFSTOOLS logged in as admin.
Am I missing something? Is there an easier way to create an all powerful user?
Just log with the admin user and do "su -" command it will ask for the root password and you will have the superuser rights.
It's more secure than alowing root login directly.
To exit you have to logout twice...
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Sorry I couldn't give you all "correct" points but THANK YOU for your quick responses.
What are the commands for the service console to create a new user and give them all rights?