1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 31, 2015 7:55 PM by npadmani

    Adding users on esxi do not show up in VC

    lvaibhavt Hot Shot

      Hi All,


      I have added my esxi in AD. For putty to happen fine I have added a AD group as administrator on the esxi by connecting to it directly.

      I have added few AD accounts on the esxi host by they dont show up in the VC. For example if I highlight esxi host and then click on the permissions tab. The accounts that I added to esxi host do not show up here.


      Is this the way it works or am I missing something?





        • 1. Re: Adding users on esxi do not show up in VC
          npadmani Master
          VMware EmployeesvExpert

          that's the way it works.


          Locally on an ESXi host if you add some roles, and using those roles you start assigning permissions. This is when you use let's say some locally created user accounts or AD user/group accounts. Those are limited to ESXi host only. when you use vSphere Client/SSH Client and login directly into this host, that's when they are applicable, but when it comes to managing same host using vCenter server, your locally assigned permissions are not applicable.


          vCenter server has it's own Role based Access and Authentication mechanism where you might add same AD as an identity source and start assigning permissions on your vCenter inventory objects using those user accounts and roles created in vCenter, they are applicable in vSphere Web Client or vSphere Client connected to that VC.