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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Installing vCenter SSO

vCenter SSO is a new component that has been added to vCenter's architecture in vSphere 5.1. With the inclusion of SSO, the way users get authenticated to vCenter has changed. Prior to vSphere 5.1, the users of the Active Directory (AD) domain, to which vCenter server is joined, are authenticated to vCenter Server. vSphere 5.1 supports the following types of user repositories as an identity source:

  • OpenLDAP's Version 2.4 and later
  • AD's Version 2003 and later
  • Local operating system users where SSO is installed

Getting ready

The following prerequisites have to be met for successful installation of an SSO service:

  • A valid DNS resolution.
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 Framework.
  • Time is synchronized and pointing to the correct source.
  • Server ...

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