Specify how hosts will join a directory service domain: with user-supplied Active Directory credentials or by using the vSphere Authentication Proxy server (CAM server).

If the host is using a CA-signed certificate and is not provisioned by Auto Deploy, verify that the certificate has been added to the local trust certificate store on the vSphere Authentication Proxy server system. See the vSphere Security documentation.

If DHCP is configured for the management interface, verify that the DHCP range is set. See the vSphere Security documentation.

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Using the vSphere Client, select View > Management > Host Profiles.

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Right-click an existing host profile and select Edit Profile.

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Expand the profile tree, and then expand Authentication configuration.

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Expand Active Directory configuration and select Domain Name.

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Select Configure a fixed domain name and enter the domain where the host will join.

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Click OK.

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Expand Active Directory configuration and select JoinDomain Method.

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On the Configuration Details tab in the right pane, select the method used to join the host to the domain.

To use the vSphere Authentication Proxy (CAM server), select Use CAM service to join the host to domain and enter the IP address of the authentication proxy server.

To use Active Directory credentials, select Use user specified AD credentials to join the host to domain.

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Click OK.