Currently have installed vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1. Tried previous releases. I have just one esxi host on a local network. I am wishing to be able to use powercli to automate some stuff with machines on the host through the use of a script. I can log in if I just put Connect-VIServer, press enter, then enter esxi host ip, which pops up username password box. Using the same username and password on the line.. Connect-VIServer -Server ipaddress -User username -Password "password" (with quotes on password) gives me error
PowerCLI C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI> Connect-
VIServer -Server ipaddress -User username -Password "password"
Connect-VIServer : 11/30/2014 8:53:34 PM Connect-VIServer Cannot comp
lete login due to an incorrect user name or password.
At line:1 char:17
+ Connect-VIServer <<<< -Server ipaddress -User user -Password "password"
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Connect-VIServer], InvalidLog
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Client20_ConnectivityServiceImpl_Reconnect_Excep
I've double,triple and double to the 15th power checked username and password.... what am I doing wrong?
I have tried adding -Port 443 with failure also. Same error
why are you using the quotes around the password? Try it without quotes
Do you have any special characters in the password ?
Try placing the password between single quotes.
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