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Accessing OMSA on ESXi with Admin permissions. How?

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Accessing OMSA on ESXi with Admin permissions. How?

  • We have a team of admins that maintain our ESXi hosts. Our ESXi hosts are configured to use Active Directory for authentication, and our team's group is given Administrator role at the root of each ESXi machine.

    We also have OMSA vib installed on these machines. Our team is able to log into the OMSA interface using their AD credentials via a separate windows machine with OMSA installed, using 'manage remote node,'

    All of this works fine, with one exception. We only get 'User' permissions within OMSA. I can find no way to assign any higher permission level. As far as I can tell, only the local ESXi root user gets 'Admin' permission in OMSA. This is undesirable. We want to use the root user only in emergencies, and would like our AD credentials to be able to perform administrative functions within OMSA (rebuild RAID, etc).

    Is there any way to accomplish this?

    ESXi 4.1 U3. OMSA 7.2.

    Thanks,

    Brian

  • Nobody has any input on this? Surely I can't be the only one with this conundrum!


    Brian