VMWare VI3 - How to Configure Active Directory Authentication at the Console
It's important to have a unique admin account for your administrators. Not only is it part of the mysterious SOX legislation (that was never really meant for an IT application) but it's important to have unique names in the event log to see who is wreaking havoc on your enviornment.
Setting up AD Authentication
esxcfg-auth --enablead --addomain thira.greece.net --addc thiradc2.greece.net --enableldapauth --ldapserver=thiradc2.thira.greece.net --ldapbasedn=DC=thira,DC=greece,DC=net
Creating the User Account
groupadd –g 1000 VIAdmins
Now Apollo can login locally using his name (apollo) and his DOMAIN password.
- Jason Langone