Thursday, December 9, 2010

How to add users in esx//esxi

Adding users in esxi:

1. Log in as root
2. Create the /home directory with mkdir /home
3. Create the user with adduser user_name_here
4. When asked, enter the username's password
5. Take a look at the account with the command cat /etc/shadow; cat /etc/passwd

Adding users in esx:

1. Log in as root
2. Create the user with useradd -md /home/user_name
3. Give the user a password with the command passwd user_name
4. Verify the account by loggin in as the user or the su - username command
5. Type the exit command to be root again (if su was used) or log out.

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