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VMware vCloud Director Cookbook by Daniel Langenhan

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Using service accounts in the vCloud environment

In this recipe, we will talk about how vCD connects to all the other parts of vSphere.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we only need a functioning vSphere Single Sign On (SSO) or Active Directory (AD). We also need the right to create users in either SSO or AD.

How to do it...

Now we will create service accounts. Either create them in AD or in SSO; there is no point doing it in both.

Creating a service account in AD

The following is a quick and easy way:

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Click on the OU Users.
  3. Click on the icon for new user. You should see the following screen:
    Creating a service account in AD
  4. Enter the name of the ...

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