Unable to assign permissions to an AD group in vCenter / vServer / vSphere.

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a vcenter server and it is installed on the domain. I have been using the default built-in administrator account but I want to give AD logins access to vCenter. When I go to add the permission, I select my domain from the drop down and it computes for a while before showing me no results. I have worked with vCenter in numerous other environments and never seen this. Is this an issue someone has seen before???
Question by:newgentechnologies
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Are you able to do a manual search?
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Is vCenter on a domain controller or domain member?

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I managed to resolve the problem. It was a name resolution issue on the vCenter server. There were stale DNS records for the domain in DNS. To troubleshoot i pinged domain.local and it returned an IP of a decomissioned DC. I went to DNS and deleted the old record, did an ipconfig /flushdns and then when I pinged the domain it returned an active domain controller's IP. Once this was done everything communicated properly and I was able to add the account to vCenter.

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