You can add third-party hosts to the vCenter Server inventory by using the vSphere Web Client.


Verify that you have a valid ESXi 6.0 license for each third-party host that you add.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to a data center or host folder.
  2. Click Actions > Add Host.
  3. Enter the name or IP address of the host, followed by the port.
  4. From the Type drop-down menu, select a third-party host type.
  5. Click Next.
  6. If prompted, confirm that the connection is as secure as required.
  7. If prompted, check and verify the host certificate.
  8. In the Username and Password text boxes, enter administrator credentials and click Next.
  9. Review the host summary information and click Next.
  10. Assign a licence key to the host and click Next.
  11. On the page that displays lockdown options, leave the default options selected, and click Next.
  12. Select a location for the virtual machines that already exist on the host and click Next.
  13. Review the summary information and click Finish.