Is it possible to logon to an ESX Host through VI Client using a domain account?
I just added my domain account as an Administrator for an ESX host (Right Click Host - Select Add Permission - Select Add - Select Domain from drop down menu - Found Account - Add Administrator Permissions.
Now when I try to login with the account I'm getting bad username/password message.
Has anyone come across this issue before?
Thanks in Advance,
You'll need to do more configurations on the Service Console to allow for Active Directory lookup/auth, please take a look at this article to get your started: http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/resources/582
There are other good documents on the web but I don't recall which ones, you can probably also do a search on the forums too.
This is another article on authenticating with 3.5 using active directory
Step-by-step for Active Directory Authentication on ESX hope this helps you.
Andy, VMware Certified Professional / VMware vExpert Award 2009
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Thanks for the replies guys..
However I'm still having problems connecting with my AD account.
I did the following:
Logon to ESX host via Putty with ROOT account
Ran the following command, placing DC server name and domain name in the appropriate places.
--krb5enable (This command was in the step by step but doesn't seem to work for me)
Add a user from active directory that will be allowed to login to the ESX server.
/usr/sbin/useradd MYADACCOUNTNAME (Note: I did not enter domainname\username here)
After completing the above steps I tried to logon to the ESX Host via VI client using the AD account I added and it failed.
Any further suggestions guys.
Thanks in advance,