Integrate – Configure Windows Active Directory Service Authentication with VMware ESXi server.

By | October 5, 2010

We can easily integrate Windows Active Directory Service with VMware ESXi server. This helps us to manage the entire ESXi sever user permissions using a centralized authentication mechanism.

We can create different security distribution groups for managing the ESXi server. The user permissions can be assigned to a single virtual machine or to the entire server or to any virtual machine resource pools.

This will give us a great deal of flexibility to maintain and assign user permission / role in ESXi environment.

Let see, how we can integrate Active Directory Service with VMware ESXi server.

1. Select the ESXi host and Go to Configuration tab.

· Select Authentication Services and Click on Properties

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2. Select the directory server to Active Directory and enter the domain name.

· Provide administrator account user name and password. Click on Join Domain.

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3. Verify the whether the ESXi server is joined correctly to the Active directory domain service.

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ESXi host is now a member of Active directory. The user’s roles, assignments and permission are now centralized managed.

                                                                                                   – 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