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VMWare Enumerate Host Details



This module attempts to enumerate information about the host systems through the VMWare web API. This can include information about the hardware installed on the host machine.


  • theLightCosine <theLightCosine@metasploit.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/vmware/vmware_host_details
msf auxiliary(vmware_host_details) > show actions
msf auxiliary(vmware_host_details) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(vmware_host_details) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(vmware_host_details) > run 

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