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Connect-viserver parameters

11/03/2010 15:16

Useful parameters for connecting to viserver with PowerShell in the VI-Toolkit.

connect-viserver -user -password


connect-viserver -server vCenter -port 443 -user admin -password @dm1n


To direct input from a command line within a script you can use the following:


$vc = read-host "Enter vCenter name or ESX host name"
$us = read-host "Enter Username"
$pw = read-host "Enter Password" -assecurestring:$true
$cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList $us,$pw
Connect-VIServer -Server $vc -Credential $cred


This will prompt the user to enter the server name, user name and password whilst in the script and the password will be astrisked out.


Thanks LucD for the $cred part!


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