ESXi 5.1: cannot connect to vcenter from any 3rd party tools

Posted on 2013-01-19
Last Modified: 2013-02-08

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I seem to not be able to connect from VDR/VDP or veeam to vcenter. I can however (for VDR) directly connected on an ESXi. Probably related to sso ...?

Please advise how to troubleshoot.

Question by:janhoedt
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the vmware administrator account you are using does not have admin access.

use the same vmware account that you use to login via the vSphere Client

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I m using that account.

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Note: if I go to vcenter webaccess (after message of ssl) via Internet Explorer I always get
res://ieframe.dll/, no problem via Firefox.

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Issue still there, please advise.
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Please advise!

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I can ONLY connect to vcenter via localhost directly on server.

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janhoedt earned 0 total points
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Upgrade to Vcenter + SSO 5.1.0b solved the problem.

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Only thing that worked for me.

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