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SnapCenter Software 4.5
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Get started with the REST API


You can quickly get started using the SnapCenter REST API. Accessing the API provides some perspective before you begin using it with the more complex workflow processes on a live setup.

Hello World

You can run a simple command on your system to get started using the SnapCenter REST API and confirm its availability.

What you will need

  • Ensure that the Curl utility is available on your system.

  • IP address or host name of the SnapCenter Server

  • User name and password for an account with authority to access the SnapCenter REST API.

Note If your credentials include special characters, you need to format them in a way that is acceptable to Curl based on the shell you are using. For example, you can insert a backslash before each special character or wrap the entire username:password string in single quotes.


At the command line interface, run the following to retrieve the plug-in information:

curl -X GET -u username:password -k "https://<ip_address>/api/hosts?fields=IncludePluginInfo"


curl -X GET -u admin:password -k "'"