VMWare ESXi 4.1 fails to join domain.

  • 7007143
  • 03-Nov-2010
  • 28-Mar-2013


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3 (OES2SP3)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2 (OES2SP2)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1 (OES2SP1)

Domain Services for Windows


Can not join ESXi 4.1 server to the domain.
Starting in ESXi 4.1 VMWare provides support for the esxi host server to join an AD domain.

A lan trace from the DSfW server returns unwillingToPerform after a searchrequest for Netlogon.

Workstations join the domain with no issues.

ESX log:
Feb 27 08:30:17 esx-srv /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-hostd[4567]: DJRunJoinProcess: 0x80047: 0x995 - Unknown error
Feb 27 08:30:17 esx-srv /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-hostd[4567]: Stack Trace:
Feb 27 08:30:17 esx-srv /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-hostd[4567]: /build/mts/release/bora-301967/likewise/esxi-esxi/x/domainjoin/libdomainjoin/src/djauthinfo.c:872
Mar 29 09:53:47 esx-test /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-hostd[4597]: /build/mts/release/bora-301967/likewise/esxi-esxi/x/domainjoin/libdomainjoin/src/djauthinfo.c:1218


The fix is checked in starting with OES11
If running OES2SP3 upgrade to OES11 or OES11.1