Hi to all,
I try to explain this infrastructure disaster recovery environment vCenter 5.5 U3:
1 VM SSO
1 VM WebClient
1 VM vCenter & Inventory
1 VM Database
1 VM Site Recovery Manger
all VM are working in workgroup and they resolve hostname with hosts file. I need to join all VM in a domain active directory and I think I will have some problem with self-signed certificate.
I don't find any guide about this, someone have experience about this?
No unfortunately, because I've a Windows installation with roles on different VMs
Are you saying that all those VM's are windows servers that you need to join to the domain?
Why didn't you join them to the domain initially before installing Vcenter?
In anycase, you can join the vcenter to the AD and use the domain credentials to logon/assign permissions
Use the guide here How to join vCenter Server to Active Directory
You can add SSO identity source etc...
I don't know why customer has implementing this configuration but I need to resolve this issue.
Thanks your guide but it's about VCSA 6.5, I have VC5.5 u3 in windows installation.
Ok then check this out
How to join a vCenter 5.5 server to a domain post-installation | IT vlab
It should work regardless of appliance/windows server. You are not joining the windows server vcenter is installed on to the domain, just setting up the Vcenter to join the domain and use AD for authentication
It shouldn't really matter if the VM itself is on the domain or not. It doesn't affect vCenter
There's also a great Hands On Lab that shows how to join hosts to Active Directory: HOL-1721-SDC-6 - vSphere Automation with PowerCLI
It's on page 34 where it will talk about joining existing hosts to Active Directory.