Adding VMware VMkernel systems

To manage VMware VMkernel accounts, you need to specify a valid local administrative account and password. See Specifying a local administrative account for more information. The account used must be in a role in the VMware VMkernel with the Host.Local.ManageUserGroups privilege.

For any account you add, you can also choose whether or not you want Privileged Access Service to manage the account password. If you select Manage this credential, Privileged Access Service automatically resets the password after the account and system are added and each time the account is checked in.

If you select Manage this credential, keep in mind that the Privileged Access Service can only manage passwords for privileged user accounts that have sufficient rights to configure and save settings. In addition, if there are any pending changes for other user accounts, those changes will be saved when Privileged Access Service updates a managed password.

For more information on managing VMware VMkernel systems, see the following topics: