Verify that you can authenticate to vCenter Server by using a user account from the Active Directory group.

Validate that vCenter Server is integrated with the Active Directory domain and can authenticate using the Active Directory user.

Expected Outcome

You can successfully log in to vCenter Server by using a user account from the Active Directory group with access to perform tasks according to the expected permissions.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vCenter Server by using the user account from the Active Directory at https://<management_domain_vcenter_server_fqdn>/ui.
  2. Select the Hosts and clusters inventory.
  3. In the navigation pane, verify that you can see all vCenter Server instances.

    With this operation, you validate that the Enhanced Linked Mode is intact and active for all vCenter Server instances.

What to do next

If you encounter issues while performing this procedure, use the following troubleshooting tips:

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Ensure that there is network connectivity between the Active Directory domain and the vCenter Server.

  • Ensure that the Active Directory domain is added as a Single Sign-On identity source in vCenter Server.

  • Ensure that the user account is a member of the enterprise group assigned with the correct role.

  • Ensure that the user account is an active account in Active Directory and is not locked.