This cmdlet creates a connection to the Lenovo XClarity Administrator server that can be used by other cmdlets.

Use the Disconnect-LXCA cmdlet to disconnect from XClarity Administrator server.

Note: You cannot pipe objects to this cmdlet.


Connect-LXCA  -Host String
              -Credential PSCredential
             [-Port Int]
             [-Proxy WebProxy]
             [-Timeout Int]


-Host String
Specifies the HTTPS address (IP address or hostname) for the XClarity Administrator server.
-Credential PSCredential
Specifies a credential object that includes the credentials for logging in to the XClarity Administrator server.
Tip: To obtain the credential object, use the Get-Credential cmdlet.
-Port Int
Specifies the port on the XClarity Administrator server to be used for the connection. The default value is 443.
-Proxy WebProxy
Specifies a Web service proxy object that includes proxy connection and authentication information.
Tip: To obtain a proxy object, use the New-WebServiceProxy cmdlet.
-Timeout Int
Specifies the number of seconds that the cmdlet waits for an HTTPS response from the XClarity Administrator server. By default, the time-out value is 600 seconds.
If specified, this cmdlet does not check for server certificates. Otherwise, the connection is made only if the XClarity Administrator server contains a valid certificate that is signed by a trusted certification authority.
This cmdlet supports the following common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -OutVariable. For detailed information about each common parameter, see the Microsoft PowerShell Common Parameters webpage.


This cmdlet returns an LXCAConnection class object that contains the information for the XClarity Administrator server connection.


The following example retrieves the credentials that are then passed to this cmdlet to connect to the XClarity Administrator server with IP address

$cred = Get-Credential
$connection = Connect-LXCA -Host -Credential $cred 

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