Active Directory groups not available in new vSphere HTML5 UI

I discovered an issue with my vSphere 6.5 (build 5973321) when trying to delegate permissions via new HTML5 UI – when I try to search for a Active Directory group nothing is found. Same operation in old Flash based UI successfully found the group. I also tried with latest vSphere buildĀ 7119157 – the issue exists in that version as well. Authentication source Active Directory is configured as “Active Directory (Windows Integrated Authentication).

As the old UI works I’ll be opening a support case sometimes in the new year to confirm the issue with VMWare.

05.01.2018 Update: According to VMWare support HTML5 GUI is not fully supported and this type of issues may occur. It will be fixed when HTML5 GUI will be fully supported.

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Monitor and troubleshoot VMWare ESXi through logs

I recently worked with Graylog and Grafana to collect, analyze and visualize VMWare ESXi logs. I’ve started a new page where I will collect all the search strings I have found useful.

Some examples of Grafana charts

I will be updating that page with new strings as I’m upgrading from vSphere 5.5 to vSphere 6.5.