I had to use this today after forgetting a little used VMware Workstation Lab’s vSphere 6 sso domain.
I ended up finding this blog post, and i’m going to refer to it in my blog post as well.
You will find it in the following two configuration files:
You have to enable shell via ssh to vcenter first.
login to vcenter via ssh. I enabled this by default.
If not do the below steps or skip this section if ssh is enabled.
1. Open the console of the appliance using in this case the vsphere client.
2. Press F2 and log in as root.
3. Notice the choices and select Troubleshooting Mode Options.
4. Notice the two options. Select Enable SSH.
5. Press Enter to enable it.
Command> shell.set –enabled True
localhost:~ # vi /etc/vmware/install-defaults/vmdir.domain-name
Thus I knew I had to login to Administrator@ssolocal.local to vcenter.
P.S. Document your lab login and sso information… :0)