Data Object - HostConnectSpec(

Parameter to
AddHost_Task, AddStandaloneHost_Task, CheckAddHostEvc_Task, QueryConnectionInfoViaSpec, ReconnectHost_Task
See also
Folder, HostGatewaySpec, HostLockdownMode

Data Object Description

Specifies the parameters needed to add a single host. This includes a small set of optional information about the host configuration. This allows the network and datastore configuration of the host to be synchronized with the naming conventions of the datacenter, as well as the configuration of a vim account (the username/password for the virtual machine files that is created on disk).


Name Type Description

If this flag is set to "true", then the connection succeeds even if the host is already being managed by another VirtualCenter server. The original VirtualCenter server loses connection to the host.

Setting for a gateway for communication to the host. If set all trafic to the host will pass through this gateway.

Since vSphere API 6.0

The DNS name or IP address of the host. (Required for adding a host.)

If this is set then the host will be put in the specified lockdown mode when the host is added and connected.

It is used only when calling the APIs AddStandaloneHost_Task with parameter 'addConnected' set to true, or AddHost_Task with parameter 'asConnected' set to true. If the operation to add the host specifies that the host should only be added but not connected, then the host won't be put in lockdown mode.

This is equivalent to invoking ChangeLockdownMode immediately after addition and connection to the host succeeds.

If equal to lockdownDisabled then it is ignored.

Since vSphere API 6.0

The IP address of the VirtualCenter server that will manage this host. This field can be used to control which IP address the VirtualCenter agent will send heartbeats to. If it is not set, VirtualCenter will use the local IP address used when communicating with the host. Setting this field is useful when the VirtualCenter server is behind a NAT in which case the external NAT address must be used.

Since vSphere API 4.0

The password for the administration account. (Required for adding a host.)

The port number for the connection. If this is not specified, the default port number is used. For ESX 2.x hosts this is the authd port (902 by default). For ESX 3.x and above and VMware Server hosts this is the https port (443 by default). If this is a reconnect, the port number is unchanged.

The thumbprint of the SSL certificate, which the host is expected to have. If this value is set and matches the certificate thumbprint presented by the host, then the host is authenticated. If this value is not set or does not match the certificate thumbprint presented by the host, then the host's certificate is verified by checking whether it was signed by a recognized CA.

The thumbprint is always computed using the SHA1 hash and is the string representation of that hash in the format: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx where, 'x' represents a hexadecimal digit

Since VI API 2.5

The administration account on the host. (Required for adding a host.)

The username to be used for accessing the virtual machine files on the disk.

The password to be used with the vimAccountName property for accessing the virtual machine files on the disk.
to a Folder

The folder in which to store the existing virtual machines on the host. If this folder is not specified, a default folder is chosen (and possibly created) by the VirtualCenter. This folder exists (or is possibly created) on the VirtualCenter server and is called "Discovered VM".
Properties inherited from DynamicData
*Need not be set
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