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The Host.CreateSpec structure defines the information used to create a host.


Required Property Name Type Description
required folder string

Host and cluster folder in which the new standalone host should be created. This field is currently required. In the future, if this field is unset, the system will attempt to choose a suitable folder for the host; if a folder cannot be chosen, the host creation operation will fail. When clients pass a value of this structure as a parameter, the field must be an identifier for the resource type: Folder. When operations return a value of this structure as a result, the field will be an identifier for the resource type: Folder.

optional force_add boolean

Whether host should be added to the vCenter Server even if it is being managed by another vCenter Server. The original vCenterServer loses connection to the host. If unset, forceAdd is default to false.

required hostname string

The IP address or DNS resolvable name of the host.

required password string

The password for the administrator account on the host.

optional port integer

The port of the host. If unset, port 443 will be used.

optional thumbprint string

The thumbprint of the SSL certificate, which the host is expected to have. 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. This field is optional and it is only relevant when the value of Host.CreateSpec.thumbprint-verification is THUMBPRINT.

required thumbprint_verification CreateSpecThumbprintVerification Enum

Type of host’s SSL certificate verification to be done.

required user_name string

The administrator account on the host.


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