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PowerCLI Cookbook by Philip Sellers

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Joining an ESXi host into Active Directory

As mentioned in the connecting section, joining an ESXi host to Active Directory offers the ability to connect to the host without entering the credentials for administrators. Active Directory is a Windows implementation of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). It contains accounts for users, computers, and groups. It runs on a Windows Server that has the Active Directory role installed and that has been "promoted" to become a domain controller. To perform this recipe, you will need at least one Active Directory server available on the network with the ESXi host.

Seamless authentication is one of the biggest reasons to join a host to Active Directory. However, beyond single sign-on, once the ...

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