Skip to main content
  • Place orders quickly and easily
  • View orders and track your shipping status
  • Create and access a list of your products
  • Manage your Dell EMC sites, products, and product-level contacts using Company Administration.

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter Version 5.2 User's Guide

Edit host credential profile

You can edit the credentials of multiple host credential profiles at a time.

  1. On the Name and Credentials page, do the following:
    1. Edit the profile name and description.
    2. In the iDRAC Credentials area, edit the iDRAC local credentials or AD credentials.
      • To change the local credentials of iDRAC, perform the following tasks:
        • Change the username in the User Name box. The username is limited to 16 characters.

          For information about defining username, see the iDRAC User's Guide available at dell.com/support.

        • Change password.
        • To download and store the iDRAC certificate and validate it during all future connections, select the Enable Certificate Check check box.
      • To change the credentials for an iDRAC that is already configured and enabled for AD, select the Use Active Directory check box.
        NOTE The iDRAC account requires administrative privileges for updating firmware and deploying an Operating System (OS).
        • Change the username in the Active Directory User Name box.

          Enter the username in one of the formats such as domain\username or username@domain. The username is limited to 256 characters. For more information about defining username, see the Microsoft Active Directory Documentation.

        • Enter password.
        • To download and store the iDRAC certificate and validate it during all the future connections, select the Enable Certificate Check check box.
    3. In the Host Root area, edit the local host credentials or AD credentials.
      • To enter the local host credentials, perform the following:

        The default username is root.

        • Enter password.

          Host password is required only for hosts running ESXi 6.5 U3 and earlier versions.

          To skip this step for ESXi 6.7 and later versions, ensure that the Use Host Credentials check box is cleared. If password is entered for host running ESXi 6.7 and later, the password is ignored.

          For hosts running ESXi 6.7 and later versions, it is not required enter the ESXi credentials. OMIVV can pair the iDRAC with its ESXi host even if incorrect host credentials are entered.

      • To change the credentials for hosts that are already configured and enabled for AD, select the Use Active Directory check box.
        • Change the username in the Active Directory User Name box.

          Enter the username in one of the formats, such as domain\username or username@domain. The username is limited to 256 characters. See the
          Microsoft Active Directory Documentation for username restrictions.

        • Change password.
      • To download and store the host certificate and validate it during all future connections, select the Enable Certificate Check check box.
  2. Click Next.
    The Associated Hosts page is displayed.
  3. To add or remove the hosts from the associated hosts list, on the Associated Hosts page, click ADD HOST.
    NOTE Do not add a PowerEdge MX server with a disabled iDRAC IPv4 to a host credential profile. These servers are managed using a chassis credential profile.
    The selected hosts are displayed on the Associated Hosts page.
  4. To test the connection, select one or more hosts, and then click BEGIN TEST. It is recommended that you test the connection for all configured hosts.
    NOTE After you enter valid credentials, the test connection operation may fail for host, and a message is displayed indicating that invalid credentials are entered. This issue is observed if ESXi is blocking the access. Multiple attempts to connect the ESXi by using incorrect credentials blocks you from accessing ESXi for 15 minutes. Wait 15 minutes, and retry the operation.
    • To stop the test connection, click ABORT TEST.
    You can view the test connection results in the TEST RESULTS section.

    During test connection, OMIVV enables the WBEM service and then disables after retrieving iDRAC IP for hosts running ESXi 6.5 and later.

  5. Click Finish.
    NOTE The Date Modified and Last Modified By fields include changes that you perform using the vSphere Client interface for a host credential profile. Any changes that the OMIVV appliance performs on the respective host credential profiles do not affect these two fields.

Rate this content

Accurate
Useful
Easy to understand
Was this article helpful?
0/3000 characters
  Please provide ratings (1-5 stars).
  Please provide ratings (1-5 stars).
  Please provide ratings (1-5 stars).
  Please select whether the article was helpful or not.
  Comments cannot contain these special characters: <>()\