You can add third-party hosts to the vCenter Server inventory by using the vSphere Web Client.

Verify that you have a valid ESXi 6.0 license for each third-party host that you add.

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In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to a data center or host folder.

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Click Actions > Add Host.

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Enter the name or IP address of the host, followed by the port.

hostname:port

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From the Type drop-down menu, select a third-party host type.

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Click Next.

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If prompted, confirm that the connection is as secure as required.

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If prompted, check and verify the host certificate.

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In the Username and Password text boxes, enter administrator credentials and click Next.

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Review the host summary information and click Next.

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Assign a licence key to the host and click Next.

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On the page that displays lockdown options, leave the default options selected, and click Next.

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Select a location for the virtual machines that already exist on the host and click Next.

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Review the summary information and click Finish.