vSphere 6: Guest User Mappings

Guest User Mappings is a new feature in vSphere 6.

Enabling SSO accounts to login to guest OS provides users with additional capabilities to perform administrative tasks on guest virtual machines, such as, installing or upgrading the VMware Tools or configuring apps.

In order to configure the mapping, you will need to know the Guest administrative account. This new feature allows your vSphere Administrators to access the Virtual Machines and do certain tasks.

How To View Guest User Mappings

  1. Login to the vSphere Web-ClientScreen Shot 2015-08-25 at 2.06.47 PM
  2. Select the VM, where you want to view the Guest User Mappings
  3. Click on Manage -> Settings -> Guest User Mappings


How To Add SSO User To Guest OS

  1. Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 2.19.48 PMSelect the VM, to which you want to give your SSO User access
  2. Go to Manage -> Settings -> Guest User Mappings
  3. Click on Authenticate, to authenticate with the Guest OS
  4. After you successfully authenticated with your Guest OS, click on the +
  5. Select your SSO User and specify the Guest User to which you want to map the SSO User
  6. Click OK to save the change

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 2.26.38 PM

Now your vSphere(SSO) User can access the Guest OS.

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