It’s now possible to integrate FreeIPA/IDM (Red Hat) into vCenter Appliance (vCSA)/ vCenter Server for User authentications. We need to configure IPA server and vCenter Server for LDAP to authenticate users from IDM server. Follow this guide and you will up and running in no time with a fully working vCenter appliance/server with user authenticating from IPA Server. No need for Windows AD anymore 🙂 .
Its easy to update vCenter Server Appliance and can be done using the WEB interface of vCSA. In this article I upgraded from v5.5.0 Update2b to v5.5.0 Update 2d. Take a snapshot of vCenter Server Appliance before you update just to be on a safe side if things go wrong.