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Alright, so this is a weird one. I thought about posting this on a VMware forum or a LDAP forum, but I figured that people here are smarter and have ...
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- 10-15-2012 #1
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- Dec 2006
LDAP/credential sharing between Windows and Linux & VMware Server
What I would LIKE to do is somehow set up an Ubuntu server to make an LDAP or similar connection to the VMware Server authentication mechanism and pull the credentials/users in the VMwareAdmins group on the local box. Then, I can use these accounts to make roaming profiles using AutoFS.
Here's the rub, though: I can't connect to my corporate domain because that would take a huge approval process and change controls, and that effort is substantial. Also, yes, I know that VMware Server is deprecated, but it is the only free type-2 hypervisor that fits our needs presently.
I see two possibilities. Can I point my VM server directly at the host machine and query just the VMwareAdmins group without using a domain? If not, does VMware Server provide a virtual AD service for the guest OSs to authenticate to based on the VMwareAdmins group?
PS - I'm no domain admin, and I've never really done much with DCs. In that regard, kindly assume that I'm an idiot.