Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Can not add user for ESXi server (Standalone)

Posted on 2009-05-13
2
5,385 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
We have a stand alone ESXi server which we will be utilizing for a test environment.  It is not attached or managed by our Virtual Infrastructure 3 system.  

We are wanting to add a couple of users on the server other than the root user.  We use the Infrastructure client to connect to the ESXi host, goto 'Users and Groups', right click in the blank area, and click on add.  

It brings up with the window just fine, we type in a Login, a password yet the OK button is consistently greyed out.  No matter of filling in the UID, username, group memberships etc... will un-grey it.  I have combed through documentation from VMware and how they tell you to add users, we are duplicating exactly.  We have also done a reinstall of the ESXi server several times from several different sources (New Download, old download etc...)

This seems like a really silly problem to have as everything else but adding new users works for this ESXi server.  It's probably something very simple we're overlooking but would appreciate any assistance you have. Again, this is a standalone ESXi server, not connected through virtual center.
add.png
0
Comment
Question by:Edmondadm
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
flopez235 earned 250 total points
ID: 24374677
From the VM Forums:  http://communities.vmware.com/thread/160349

Use lowercase in the user name.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Edmondadm
ID: 31580965
wow, that is beyond awful.  I must have spent 2 hours searching for a solution to this issue yesterday afternoon.  Appreciate your quick and thorough solution.  
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5), Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots. From Download, Checking Media, to Completed Installation.
Is your company's data protection keeping pace with virtualization? Here are 7 dynamic ways to adapt to rapid breakthroughs in technology.
Teach the user how to join ESXi hosts to Active Directory domains Open vSphere Client: Join ESXi host to AD domain: Verify ESXi computer account in AD: Configure permissions for domain user in ESXi: Test domain user login to ESXi host:
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…

790 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question