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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Adding vCenter to vMA with AD authentication

You can add vCenter Servers to vMA with AD authentication. This is considered to be more secure than the default fastpass authentication, which maintains a local cache of the credentials.

Getting ready

The domain user or its AD group should be assigned at least a read only role at the target vCenter Server.

How to do it…

The following procedure explains how to add the vCenter Server to the vMA by using AD authentication:

  1. Log in to the vMA console or SSH as vi-admin.
  2. Issue the following command:
    vifp addserver <vCenter>  --authpolicy adauth --username <domain>\\<domain admin>
    

    or

    vifp addserver <vCenter>  --authpolicy adauth --username <domainuser>@<domain>
    

    Examples:

    vifp addserver vcenterhost001.vdescribed.lab ...

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