Integrate Active Directory Service with ESX VMware vCenter Server

By | October 11, 2010

 

In my previous post, I have mentioned the technique to integrate and enable Active Directory authentication service in ESXi servers.

After my post, I was thinking how to implement the same method in ESX servers. But the configuration steps were not same as that of ESXi server.

In ESXi server we are directly allowed to integrate ADS, but in ESX we need to install vCenter server to complete the Active Directory integration part.

1. Install vCenter server in a Windows server.

2. Join the Windows Server to the Active directory Domain.

Once, the vCenter Windows server is joined with the Active Directory domain. The user permissions for the ESX hosts that are added to the vCenter server can be managed with the help of Active Directory Service.

To do a permission,

1. Go to Permission tab.

2. Right Click and select “Add Permission”

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3. Click Add and Select the Active Directory User.

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Verify and add the user. **Use domainusername

4. Choose the permission,

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Select Propagate to Child Object, if you need this user to have the same permission to all the child objects.

Thus we have configured ESX server with ADS and vCenter server.

                                                                                                   – Melbin Mathew

Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More
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About Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More