Under the Admin tab go to Security. Click the “Import from LDAP” button located under “User Accounts”
Make sure your UI VM able to resolve your Domain Controller hostname. For me, the easiest way to get my vCOps UI VM resolve my Domain Controller hostname is to edit the /etc/hosts file. You will need to provide root credential to do this.
Click the “Add” button and enter your environment parameters. You can fill up each filed but I’m trying to keep it simple here so I’ve only added the mandatory fields. More details on this can be found in the VMware vCenter Operations Manager Administration Guide. Now, my recommendation to you is to try limit your import boundaries. Don’t use your DC root Base DN because if you have tons of attributes in your Active Directory this can take long time to query and can possibly result time-out. In my DC I have pre populated OU named “Security Groups” with 3 security groups, each security group contain one user respectively.
Following to my previous advice, I’m limiting my import boundaries the my OU Base DN “OU=Security Groups,DC=vcomic,DC=local”
Once you select the “Auto Sync” option and click on the “Add Group” you will notice that my 3 security groups are available for selection. I use this option only to verify that my LDAP connection is working, you would think that assigning the security group to vCOps role will do the trick but that’s not the case.
In order to add users to the right account group, click the “Lookup” button, notice that each of my security groups contains one user account. In order to add users to a user group just select the relevant group from the dropdown menu, If you have more than one user account in a security group you can select only the accounts you want to add to the user group.
Verify that the user accounts has been added according to your selection