Creating a Virtualization Client (VMware command line)

Create a virtualization client to serve as a single administration point for a vCenter.

Before You Begin


  1. Log in to the CommServe host using the qlogin command.
  2. Execute the following command from the software_installation_directory/Base folder after substituting the parameter values.

    qoperation execute -af create_client_template.xml -client/clientName xxxxx -vcenterHostName xxxxx -userName xxxxx -password xxxxx -entity/clientName xxxxx

    For example, the following command creates the "VMwareClient1" virtualization client, specifies the vCenter hostname and sets its credentials, and specifies "proxy1" as the proxy client.

    qoperation execute -af create_client_template.xml -client/clientName proxy1 -vcenterHostName vCenter1 -userName admin -password pass123 -entity/clientName VMwareClient1

The following table describes the XML parameters used in the above command:


Description of Parameter Values


Name of the proxy computer to be used for backup operations.


Display name for the new vCenter client.


Host name of the vCenter to be added as a client.


The user name of the account associated with the vCenter.


The password associated with the vCenter user account.

Related Commands

To delete an existing client, use the qdelete client command.

Last modified: 3/13/2019 8:03:31 PM