Use Default Credentials

The service account credentials (or custom credentials set on the Credentials tab of the scan profile) are used to connect to the vCenter server.

  • Default credentials are only supported when connecting to vCenter server on Windows, or a vCenter server appliance.

  • Default credentials are not supported when connecting to a stand-alone ESX host.

  • Default credentials are not supported when the XIA Configuration Client is installed on a domain controller.


Use Specific Credentials

Determines the credentials to use when connecting to a vCenter server or standalone ESX host.


  • For Windows credentials on a vCenter server appliance you must enter the username in the format username@domainname - for example "vcadmin@contoso.int", with the domain field left blank.

  • When entering local vSphere credentials, these can be entered in the username field for example "administrator@vsphere.local", with the domain field blank. 1


  • For Windows credentials on a vCenter server on a workgroup enter the username and password, the domain field should be left blank.

  • For a standalone ESX host enter the username - for example "root" and password, the domain field should be left blank.

  • For a vCenter server on an Active Directory domain enter the username, domain name and password. The domain name can be entered either in DNS or NetBIOS format.


1 Alternatively, the username can be entered in the username field, and the domain field set to, for example, "vSphere.local".