Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Error Logging Into vCenter 6.0 Via vSphere Client With Windows Authentication

Written by Suhas Savkoor

So, you got your new vCenter Appliance 6.0 U1 setup, and you want to dive into managing the environment.
So you fire up a vSphere client, enter the vCenter IP details, and try logging in with Windows Authentication.

And it fails! With this error:

Here, we need to add the vCenter Appliance to a domain.

This is what you have to do:

1. Login to vCenter Appliance console or open a SSH to it. Then change the directory to:

2. Run this command to join the appliance to a domain:

3. After executing the above command you will receive a prompt to enter the domain user's password. Enter the password and hit enter.

4. Verify the join by:

Now you will be able to login to appliance via vSphere Client using Windows Session Credentials.