Version 2

    A modified version of VMware's vSphere SDK for Perl Utility which allows you to add an ESX or ESXi host to vCenter which has SSL verification enabled.


    Download the script here



    • vCLI or vMA 4.0

    • vCenter 4.0

    • ESX/ESXi 4.0

    • SSL Thumbprint of ESX or ESXi host to be added



    1. Download to the system that has vCLI installed or on to vMA host


    2. Copy the script into the following directory


    Linux Installation/vMA


    Windows Installation

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\Perl\apps\host


    Sample Execution

    [vi-admin@scofield ~]$ ./ --server --username primp --operation addhost --target_host --target_username root --target_password 'password' --sslthumbprint  "79:BB:39:09:F6:E5:91:BD:B0:C3:F3:09:B4:38:50:FB:ED:9C:53:A5" --cluster virtual-cluster
    Host '' added successfully