When using the “Simple Install” to install a new vCenter setup, you might encounter the following error when trying to register the vCenter server to the Web interface:
The vSphere Web Client Administration Tool only supports registration of vCenter Server version 5.0. For newer versions, the vCenter Server system must be registered with the Lookup Service to allow the vSphere Web Client to discover the system.
To resolve this, follow these steps:
- Log in to the vSphere Web client as the admin account ([email protected]) you created during the vCenter server installation
- Browse to “Administration -> SSO Users and Groups”
- Browse to the “Groups” tab and click on “__Administrators__”
- Click “Add Princilpals”
- Select our vCenter server as the identity source and add the user “Administrator” to the list
Then login as “Administrator” in to the vSphere Web client, you should see the vCenter server listed in the objects. No further registration needed.
November 22, 2012 at 19:33
thats it … solved my Problem thanks
December 27, 2012 at 22:01
This is gold… thank you!
January 29, 2013 at 22:27
Would like to comment that this was the most helpful explanation I have found regarding this error. Thank you.
February 12, 2013 at 19:24
Thank You, ThankYou,
After spending hours on VMware support and elsewhere looking for support, not getting anywhere , you have solved the problem.
February 19, 2013 at 12:03
Very Good ……
March 5, 2013 at 19:12
After a day of work without getting work, this tip solved the problem.
April 8, 2013 at 20:26
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May 9, 2013 at 22:37
thank you … it finally work
May 12, 2013 at 09:30
Well done – thank you
May 12, 2013 at 23:24
Thank you …. two days lost with lookup service!!!!!!
May 17, 2013 at 16:58
Thanks a lot, i don’t know what i just did but it works perfectly
May 23, 2013 at 01:55
Worked for me. I added myself as the user and it worked fine.
June 10, 2013 at 16:36
Thank you very much. After my 4th installation (I had assumed that there was something wrong with how my server registered with the DNS server) this is now working. Lifesaver… I’m going to send you a fruit basket or something.
June 20, 2013 at 20:31
Got it working, but can’t log in with “username” alone.
Need to be [email protected]
Any way to set it to automatically append the AD domain?
July 17, 2013 at 10:23
October 3, 2013 at 11:31
Thanks! Very good trick.
October 10, 2013 at 20:23
Wow, this saved my bacon. Thanks!!
I’m just glad I documented my [email protected] Password!!!
November 30, 2013 at 20:47
Thx man!!! after 2 years, your post still keep helping us. It worked for me
December 4, 2013 at 14:14
Thanks!..It worked for me too..
January 16, 2014 at 08:20
I have searched everywhere even on Vmware site they have shown videos but nothing worked for me, but your provided solution worked as a charm. Superb… Keep it up.
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February 24, 2014 at 22:08
October 11, 2014 at 15:46
Thanks man….you are the life saver 😉 🙂
November 22, 2014 at 18:31
Thanks a lot bro.
February 11, 2015 at 22:15
Thanks a lot !!!
October 6, 2015 at 11:13
Thank you for the documentation but i still have a problem. I can not locate vCenter as the identity Source. Can you help?
Thank you in advance.