You might need the NSX-T Manager’s Thumbprint and Node UUID when you want an Edge VM to be automatically joined to the management plane, or maybe you need these properties for an automation script. At shuttletitan.com I found an article on how to retrieve this properties through the command-line, another option is to retrieve this through the API using Postman.
One single API call will provide you with all the required information:
The steps are:
- Enter the API call, the method is GET
- Select authentication and select Basic Auth
- Enter username and password of your NSX manager
- Click Send.
The UUID is the ID behind “external_id”. The thumbprint can be found behind certificate_sha256_thumbprint.
That’s it, happy scripting!