fusioninventory-esx(1) 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.