fusioninventory-esx man page

fusioninventory-esx — vCenter/ESX/ESXi remote inventory from command line


fusioninventory-esx --host <host> --user <user> --password <password> --directory <directory>

    --help                 this menu
    --host hostname        ESX server hostname
    --user username        user name
    --password xxxx        user password
    --directory directory  output directory
    --tag tag              tag for the inventoried machine


    % fusioninventory-esx --host myesx --user foo --password bar --directory /tmp

You can import the .ocs file in your inventory server with the fusioninventory-injector tool.
   %fusioninventory-injector -v --file /tmp/*.ocs -u https://myserver/ocsinventory


fusioninventory-esx creates inventory of remote ESX/ESXi and vCenter VMware. It uses the SOAP interface of the remote server.

Supported systems:

ESX and ESXi 3.5

ESX and ESXi 4.1

ESXi 5.0

vCenter 4.1

vCenter 5.0

Active Directory users, please note the AD authentication doesn't work. You must create a account on the VMware server.


So far, ESX serial number are not collected.


The SSL hostname check of the server is disabled.


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