We were not able to login to the ESXi ssh using the AD account and when we tried to leave the account or add the domain it is getting failed. [root@esx:~] /usr/lib/vmware/likewise/bin/domainjoin-cli join prd.com admin - While adding the host got below error: Error: LW_ERROR_LDAP_CONSTRAINT_VIOLATION Deleted the stale entry/ESXi computer account from Active Directory. Post deleting the account, ESXi was successfully able to leave the domain. Used below command to leave the domain: [root@esx:~] /usr/lib/vmware/likewise/bin/domainjoin-cli leave - Used below command to add the ESXi back to the domain which was successful. [root@esx:~] /usr/lib/vmware/likewise/bin/domainjoin-cli join prd.com admin Joining to AD Domain: prd.com With Computer DNS Name: esx.prd.com SUCCESS - Post joining the ESXi to domain team was successfully able to login to ESXi host using domain user account.