Join VMware vCenter 7 Server to Active Directory Domain




To Configure network setting connect to vCenter using Putty
1. Connect to vCenter Server (192.168.1.17) using SSH port 22.
2. Enter Username and Password: root/P@ssw0rd.
3.Enter Shell
4. Enter "/opt/VMWare/share/vami/vami_config_net"


5. Choose the option (3): Hostname and choose to rename hostname to "vcenter17.adatum.com".


6. Configure DNS setting by choosing option (4): DNS, configure DNS as 192.168.1.6, which is the lab domain controller (windows server 2012)


7. Log in to domain controller 192.168.1.6, open the DNS management console, and create ( A) record with PTR.



 
8. Log in to vSphere HTML5 web client Client using administrator@vsphere.local/P@ssw0rd.
9. Go to administration > Single Sign On > Identity Sources > Add.


10. Add Identity Source > Active Directory Over LDAP.



11. Go to Active Director Domain > JOIN AD. 





 12. Restart the vCenter Appliance.

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