I can't get my vCSA to connect to Active Directory at all. I have tried both domain administrator credentials as well as personal credientials. I keep getting the message "Error: Enabling Active Directory failed." Any ideas?
I had the same error even with Domain Admin rights.
I have the same issue. Either I'm unable to join esxi to domain, I suspect that it maybe domain issue related to some specific rights or configuration.
I'm now digging the esx logs, if I'll find something I'll post an update.
This is kind of weird but I had the same problem.
My domain is a child domain off of a forest root. When I changed the domain to the root and used my regular unprivileged user AD configured successfully.
After I restarted Virtual center I was able to add users and groups from the root or child domain to VCenter.
The downside is that in my case this is not the desired behavior. I should be able to add the server to the child domain as I have all my other VCenter servers. That could especially be a problem for multi-domain implementations or an empty root deployment.
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command line. Login to vCenter with ssh
domainjoin-cli join (domain) user (with permissions to join domain)
domainjoin-cli join vmware.com adadmin
I could get it to work via command line worked perfect! Try it..
Changed spelling domainjoin_cli isn't correct. Message was edited by: RParker
When I try that command from within an SSH session I get this error:Error: Lsass Error [code 0x00080047]0x9D5E - Unknown errorI am using the same username and password that I use to join other Windows computers to my domain.
i get command not found how you running this.
There's a typo in the command its domainjoin-cli
I just ran it and it worked perfectly.
illiterate poster can't spell..
It should be domainjoin-cli Were you able to get it to work?
I was able to correct the typo on my own, but I still get the odd error. I think I should probably open a case with VMware about this one.
Just for grins, double check your DNS settings. It might not be able to find the Domain Controller.
welll i was able to get my vcenter to join the domain along with my Vma this is what i used but with my esxi host it stil a no go see my other post i think it a bug in 5.
Just for everyones benefit I got my problem solved. With the help of vmware support we made two changes and got my problem solved. I am running IPv6 on our LAN. First there was not IPv6 DNS entry for the vCSA so we set a static IPv6 address and added a DNS entry, also we added entries for my DNS/AD servers in the HOSTS file on the vCSA. Its hard to say which was the fix since we did it at the same time.
I have the same issue.
My AD is windows 2008R2