To add a host to a vCenter server using the PowerCLI cmdlet, we need to use the
Add-VMHost cmdlet. But, for this cmdlet to run successfully, we need to first connect to a vCenter server. We can connect to a vCenter server using the
Connect-VIServer cmdlet. So, let's start:
PS C:\> Connect-VIServer vcenter.lab.com –User firstname.lastname@example.org –Password Vmware1!
Note that I have provided all the parameter values in the command line itself; if you omit them, then it will display a popup asking for the user ID and password.
There's a better way of providing passwords to a connection: using the
–Credential option and with