The Pulumi vSphere provider uses the vSphere SDK to manage and provision resources.
The vSphere provider is available as a package in all Pulumi languages:
Pulumi relies on the vSphere SDK to authenticate requests from your computer to vSphere. Your credentials are never sent to pulumi.com. The Pulumi vSphere Provider needs to be configured with vSphere credentials before it can be used to create resources.
Once the credetials are obtained, there are two ways to communicate your authorization tokens to Pulumi:
Set the environment variables
$ export VSPHERE_USER=XXXXXXXXXXXX $ export VSPHERE_PASSWORD=YYYYYYYYYYYY $ export VSPHERE_SERVER=ZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Set them using configuration, if you prefer that they be stored alongside your Pulumi stack for easy multi-user access:
$ pulumi config set vsphere:user XXXXXXXXXXXX $ pulumi config set vsphere:password YYYYYYYYYYYY --secret $ pulumi config set vsphere:vsphereServer ZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Remember to pass
--secret when setting
password so that it is properly encrypted.