LIBRARY

Util


SUBROUTINE

connect


DESCRIPTION

Establishes a session with the VirtualCenter Management Server or ESX Server Web service using the token provided in a previously saved session file, or by using the user name and password provided via command-line, environment variables, or configuration file.


PARAMETERS

user_name:  User account on the ESX Server or VirtualCenter Server host system.

password:  Password for the user account.

filename:  Full path and filename comprising the token saved from a previous successful connection. Use filename (instead of user_name and password) to re-establish session to the same server, or to establish new connection to a different server.


RETURNS

Returns a session object (token) that can be saved to a file and used in subsequent connections.


EXAMPLES