Lists the ESXi hosts in the specified SDDC. The list can be filtered by Compute instance OCID or ESXi display name.

Remember that in terms of implementation, an ESXi host is a Compute instance that is configured with the chosen bundle of VMware software. Each EsxiHost object has its own OCID (id), and a separate attribute for the OCID of the Compute instance (computeInstanceId). When filtering the list of ESXi hosts, you can specify the OCID of the Compute instance, not the ESXi host OCID.


oci ocvs esxi-host list [OPTIONS]

Optional Parameters


Fetches all pages of results. If you provide this option, then you cannot provide the --limit option.

--cluster-id [text]

The OCID of the Cluster.

--compartment-id, -c [text]

The OCID of the compartment as optional parameter.

--compute-id [text]

The OCID of the Compute instance.

--display-name, --name [text]

A filter to return only resources that match the given display name exactly.

--from-json [text]

Provide input to this command as a JSON document from a file using the file://path-to/file syntax.

The --generate-full-command-json-input option can be used to generate a sample json file to be used with this command option. The key names are pre-populated and match the command option names (converted to camelCase format, e.g. compartment-id –> compartmentId), while the values of the keys need to be populated by the user before using the sample file as an input to this command. For any command option that accepts multiple values, the value of the key can be a JSON array.

Options can still be provided on the command line. If an option exists in both the JSON document and the command line then the command line specified value will be used.

For examples on usage of this option, please see our “using CLI with advanced JSON options” link:

--is-billing-donors-only [boolean]

If this flag/param is set to True, we return only deleted hosts with LeftOver billingCycle.

--is-swap-billing-only [boolean]

If this flag/param is set to True, we return only active hosts.

--lifecycle-state [text]

The lifecycle state of the resource.

Accepted values are:

--limit [integer]

For list pagination. The maximum number of results per page, or items to return in a paginated “List” call. For important details about how pagination works, see List Pagination.

--page [text]

For list pagination. The value of the opc-next-page response header from the previous “List” call. For important details about how pagination works, see List Pagination.

--page-size [integer]

When fetching results, the number of results to fetch per call. Only valid when used with --all or --limit, and ignored otherwise.

--sddc-id [text]

The OCID of the SDDC.

--sort-by [text]

The field to sort by. You can provide one sort order (sortOrder). Default order for TIMECREATED is descending. Default order for DISPLAYNAME is ascending. The DISPLAYNAME sort order is case sensitive.

Note: In general, some “List” operations (for example, ListInstances) let you optionally filter by availability domain if the scope of the resource type is within a single availability domain. If you call one of these “List” operations without specifying an availability domain, the resources are grouped by availability domain, then sorted.

Accepted values are:

displayName, timeCreated
--sort-order [text]

The sort order to use, either ascending (ASC) or descending (DESC). The DISPLAYNAME sort order is case sensitive.

Accepted values are:


Example using required parameter

Copy the following CLI commands into a file named Run the command by typing “bash” and replacing the example parameters with your own.

Please note this sample will only work in the POSIX-compliant bash-like shell. You need to set up the OCI configuration and appropriate security policies before trying the examples.

    oci ocvs esxi-host list