This is not clear in the documentation, but if you receive the following error when adding your device to an Active Directory:
Error “Idm client exception: Error trying to join AD, error code ” when joining a VCSA to AD domain
The root cause of this is because of incorrectly formatted entries in the details form.
When adding a vCenter appliance to an Active Directory domain, remember this the vCenter Appliance is not a Windows device but a PhotonOS device and as such you should use the following:
- The fully qualified domain name not the NETBios name for the domain field.
- The LDAP format for Organisation units not the Active Directory format
- The Qualified Username not the Windows format
See below for an example: