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Mastering Citrix® XenServer® by Martez Reed

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Active Directory integration

Citrix XenServer can be integrated with Microsoft Active Directory to provide centralized authentication in order to reduce administration overhead in environments with multiple XenServer hosts. It also provides greater security by eliminating the use of a shared root password among the administrators as well as individual named administrator logins for auditing purposes.

Active Directory integration requirements

The following list covers the requirements for enabling Active Directory integration on a XenServer pool/host:

  • Ensure that the XenServer host can resolve the domain name
  • Domain controllers must be 2003 or later
  • An Active Directory user account with rights to add computers to the domain must be used
  • The time on the ...

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