EMC – Isilon – Joining Active Directory

I’ve been doing some work in the EMC vLabs and I thought I’d take note of how to join an Isilon cluster to Active Directory. The cluster in this example is running 3 Isilon virtual nodes with OneFS 7.1.0.0.

Once you’ve logged in, click on Cluster Management and Access Management. Under Access Management, click on Active Directory. Note that there are no Active Directory providers configured in this example.

Isilon_AD1

Click on “Join a domain”. You can then specify the Domain Name, etc. You can also specify the OU and Machine Account if required.

Isilon_AD2

Once you click on Join, you’ll be joined to the AD.

Isilon_AD3

To confirm this, you can also use isi auth status to confirm the status.

Isilon_AD4

And that’s it. As always, I recommend you use a directory service of some type on all of your devices for authentication.

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