Configuring vCenter Server and ESXi to Use the Same Identity Source

By Jason Shiplett

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For the most part, the same group of admins will end up with a need for administrative access to both vCenter Server and ESXi hosts. To facilitate ease of administration, as well as to provide a clear audit trail, ESXi and vCenter Server should authenticate user access through the same identity source. This article will outline how to make ESXi 5.1 and vCenter Server 5.1 (with a little help from Single Sign-On) authenticate against the same identity source, as well as give a group of admins access to both.

Configuring ESXi Authentication Services

First, we’ll need to create the ESX …read more

From: Clearpath Solutions Group Blog

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