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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Enable the vi-user Account

Important The vi-user account has limited privileges on the target ESXi hosts and cannot run any commands that require sudo execution. You cannot use vi-user to run commands for Active Directory targets (ESXi or vCenter Server). To run commands for the Active Directory targets, use the vi-admin user or log in as an Active Directory user to vMA.
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Run the Linux passwd command for vi-user as follows:
If this is the first time you use sudo on vMA, a message about root user privileges appears, and you are prompted for the vi-admin password.
When a user is logged in to vMA as vi-user, vMA uses that account on target ESXi hosts, and the user can run only commands on target ESXi hosts that do not require administrative privileges.
Thanks to Vmware Documentation