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.

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vSphere 6: ESXi Password Policy

With vSphere 6, VMware introduced ESXi Account Lockout / ESXi Password Policy.
Two new settings are now available under the ESXi Host Advanced System Settings page:

  • Security.AccountLockFailures
    • Maximum allowed failed login attempts before locking out a user’s account.

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vSphere 6: Modify DCUI Idle Timeout

In ESXi 6.0, VMware introduced the DCUI idle  timeout. You can modify DCUI idle timeout via the Direct User Console Interface. You can specify the number of idle minutes that can elapse before you must log in again in DCUI.

Set the DCUI idle timeout to zero to disable it. The maximum value for the idle timeout is 1440 ~ 23.3hrs.

DCUI idle timeout

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