Get Software

Get Software

Returns details about the current software specification applied to the host. if you do not have all of the privileges described as follows:

  • Operation execution requires VcIntegrity.lifecycleSoftwareSpecification.Read.
Request
URI
GET
https://{api_host}/api/esx/software
COPY
Query Parameters
auth_type
Required

Specifies what type of authentication (AuthenticationType) is to be used when connecting with the host. USERNAME_PASSWORD is intended to be used when connecting to a host that is not currently part of the vCenter inventory. EXISTING is intented for hosts that are in vCenter inventory, in which case, HostServiceTicket will be used to connect to the host.

host_credential
Optional

Specifies the host details to be used during the Software.get operation This field is optional and it is only relevant when the value of Software.ConnectionSpec.auth-type is USERNAME_PASSWORD.

string
host
Optional

Specifies the host Managed Object ID to be used during the Software.get operation This field is optional and it is only relevant when the value of Software.ConnectionSpec.auth-type is EXISTING. When clients pass a value of this structure as a parameter, the field must be an identifier for the resource type: HostSystem. When operations return a value of this structure as a result, the field will be an identifier for the resource type: HostSystem.


Authentication
This operation uses the following authentication methods.
Responses
200

Info details about the current software specification applied to the host.

Returns Hosts_Software_Info of type(s) application/json
{
    "notifications": {
        "info": [
            {
                "id": "string",
                "time": "string",
                "message": {
                    "id": "string",
                    "default_message": "string",
                    "args": [
                        "string"
                    ],
                    "localized": "string"
                },
                "resolution": {
                    "id": "string",
                    "default_message": "string",
                    "args": [
                        "string"
                    ],
                    "localized": "string"
                }
            }
        ],
        "warnings": [
            {
                "id": "string",
                "time": "string",
                "message": {
                    "id": "string",
                    "default_message": "string",
                    "args": [
                        "string"
                    ],
                    "localized": "string"
                },
                "resolution": {
                    "id": "string",
                    "default_message": "string",
                    "args": [
                        "string"
                    ],
                    "localized": "string"
                }
            }
        ],
        "errors": [
            {
                "id": "string",
                "time": "string",
                "message": {
                    "id": "string",
                    "default_message": "string",
                    "args": [
                        "string"
                    ],
                    "localized": "string"
                },
                "resolution": {
                    "id": "string",
                    "default_message": "string",
                    "args": [
                        "string"
                    ],
                    "localized": "string"
                }
            }
        ]
    },
    "software_info": {
        "base_image": {
            "version": "string",
            "display_name": "string",
            "display_version": "string",
            "release_date": "string"
        },
        "add_on": {
            "name": "string",
            "version": "string",
            "display_name": "string",
            "vendor": "string",
            "display_version": "string"
        },
        "hardware_support": {}
    }
}
notifications
Required

The Notifications structure contains info/warning/error messages that can be reported be the task.

software_info
Required

The SoftwareInfo structure contains fields that describes the software solution for an ESX host.


400

com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.invalid_argument : if the ConnectionSpec.HostCredentials field of spec is invalid. | com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.unverified_peer : If the SSL certificate of the target node cannot be validated by comparing with the thumbprint provided in ConnectionSpec.HostCredentials#sslThumbPrint or the full certificate provided in ConnectionSpec.HostCredentials#sslCertificate.

Returns Std_Errors_Error of type(s) application/json
{
    "messages": [
        {
            "id": "string",
            "default_message": "string",
            "args": [
                "string"
            ],
            "localized": "string"
        }
    ],
    "error_type": "string"
}
messages
Required

Stack of one or more localizable messages for human error consumers. The message at the top of the stack (first in the list) describes the error from the perspective of the operation the client invoked.

Each subsequent message in the stack describes the "cause" of the prior message.

object
data
Optional

Data to facilitate clients responding to the operation reporting a standard error to indicating that it was unable to complete successfully. Operations may provide data that clients can use when responding to errors. Since the data that clients need may be specific to the context of the operation reporting the error, different operations that report the same error may provide different data in the error. The documentation for each each operation will describe what, if any, data it provides for each error it reports.

The ArgumentLocations, FileLocations, and TransientIndication structures are intended as possible values for this field. DynamicID may also be useful as a value for this field (although that is not its primary purpose). Some services may provide their own specific structures for use as the value of this field when reporting errors from their operations.

Some operations will not set this field when reporting errors.

error_type
Optional

Enumeration of all standard errors. Used as discriminator in protocols that have no standard means for transporting the error type, e.g. REST.
ERROR : Discriminator for the Error type.
ALREADY_EXISTS : Discriminator for the AlreadyExists type.
ALREADY_IN_DESIRED_STATE : Discriminator for the AlreadyInDesiredState type.
CANCELED : Discriminator for the Canceled type.
CONCURRENT_CHANGE : Discriminator for the ConcurrentChange type.
FEATURE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the FeatureInUse type.
INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR : Discriminator for the InternalServerError type.
INVALID_ARGUMENT : Discriminator for the InvalidArgument type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_CONFIGURATION : Discriminator for the InvalidElementConfiguration type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_TYPE : Discriminator for the InvalidElementType type.
INVALID_REQUEST : Discriminator for the InvalidRequest type.
NOT_ALLOWED_IN_CURRENT_STATE : Discriminator for the NotAllowedInCurrentState type.
NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the NotFound type.
OPERATION_NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the OperationNotFound type.
RESOURCE_BUSY : Discriminator for the ResourceBusy type.
RESOURCE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the ResourceInUse type.
RESOURCE_INACCESSIBLE : Discriminator for the ResourceInaccessible type.
SERVICE_UNAVAILABLE : Discriminator for the ServiceUnavailable type.
TIMED_OUT : Discriminator for the TimedOut type.
UNABLE_TO_ALLOCATE_RESOURCE : Discriminator for the UnableToAllocateResource type.
UNAUTHENTICATED : Discriminator for the Unauthenticated type.
UNAUTHORIZED : Discriminator for the Unauthorized type.
UNEXPECTED_INPUT : Discriminator for the UnexpectedInput type.
UNSUPPORTED : Discriminator for the Unsupported type.
UNVERIFIED_PEER : Discriminator for the UnverifiedPeer type.


401

com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.unauthenticated : if the caller is not authenticated.

Returns Std_Errors_Error of type(s) application/json
{
    "messages": [
        {
            "id": "string",
            "default_message": "string",
            "args": [
                "string"
            ],
            "localized": "string"
        }
    ],
    "error_type": "string"
}
messages
Required

Stack of one or more localizable messages for human error consumers. The message at the top of the stack (first in the list) describes the error from the perspective of the operation the client invoked.

Each subsequent message in the stack describes the "cause" of the prior message.

object
data
Optional

Data to facilitate clients responding to the operation reporting a standard error to indicating that it was unable to complete successfully. Operations may provide data that clients can use when responding to errors. Since the data that clients need may be specific to the context of the operation reporting the error, different operations that report the same error may provide different data in the error. The documentation for each each operation will describe what, if any, data it provides for each error it reports.

The ArgumentLocations, FileLocations, and TransientIndication structures are intended as possible values for this field. DynamicID may also be useful as a value for this field (although that is not its primary purpose). Some services may provide their own specific structures for use as the value of this field when reporting errors from their operations.

Some operations will not set this field when reporting errors.

error_type
Optional

Enumeration of all standard errors. Used as discriminator in protocols that have no standard means for transporting the error type, e.g. REST.
ERROR : Discriminator for the Error type.
ALREADY_EXISTS : Discriminator for the AlreadyExists type.
ALREADY_IN_DESIRED_STATE : Discriminator for the AlreadyInDesiredState type.
CANCELED : Discriminator for the Canceled type.
CONCURRENT_CHANGE : Discriminator for the ConcurrentChange type.
FEATURE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the FeatureInUse type.
INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR : Discriminator for the InternalServerError type.
INVALID_ARGUMENT : Discriminator for the InvalidArgument type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_CONFIGURATION : Discriminator for the InvalidElementConfiguration type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_TYPE : Discriminator for the InvalidElementType type.
INVALID_REQUEST : Discriminator for the InvalidRequest type.
NOT_ALLOWED_IN_CURRENT_STATE : Discriminator for the NotAllowedInCurrentState type.
NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the NotFound type.
OPERATION_NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the OperationNotFound type.
RESOURCE_BUSY : Discriminator for the ResourceBusy type.
RESOURCE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the ResourceInUse type.
RESOURCE_INACCESSIBLE : Discriminator for the ResourceInaccessible type.
SERVICE_UNAVAILABLE : Discriminator for the ServiceUnavailable type.
TIMED_OUT : Discriminator for the TimedOut type.
UNABLE_TO_ALLOCATE_RESOURCE : Discriminator for the UnableToAllocateResource type.
UNAUTHENTICATED : Discriminator for the Unauthenticated type.
UNAUTHORIZED : Discriminator for the Unauthorized type.
UNEXPECTED_INPUT : Discriminator for the UnexpectedInput type.
UNSUPPORTED : Discriminator for the Unsupported type.
UNVERIFIED_PEER : Discriminator for the UnverifiedPeer type.


404

com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.not_found : If there is no ConnectionSpec.HostCredentials#hostName field associated with host id in the system.

Returns Std_Errors_Error of type(s) application/json
{
    "messages": [
        {
            "id": "string",
            "default_message": "string",
            "args": [
                "string"
            ],
            "localized": "string"
        }
    ],
    "error_type": "string"
}
messages
Required

Stack of one or more localizable messages for human error consumers. The message at the top of the stack (first in the list) describes the error from the perspective of the operation the client invoked.

Each subsequent message in the stack describes the "cause" of the prior message.

object
data
Optional

Data to facilitate clients responding to the operation reporting a standard error to indicating that it was unable to complete successfully. Operations may provide data that clients can use when responding to errors. Since the data that clients need may be specific to the context of the operation reporting the error, different operations that report the same error may provide different data in the error. The documentation for each each operation will describe what, if any, data it provides for each error it reports.

The ArgumentLocations, FileLocations, and TransientIndication structures are intended as possible values for this field. DynamicID may also be useful as a value for this field (although that is not its primary purpose). Some services may provide their own specific structures for use as the value of this field when reporting errors from their operations.

Some operations will not set this field when reporting errors.

error_type
Optional

Enumeration of all standard errors. Used as discriminator in protocols that have no standard means for transporting the error type, e.g. REST.
ERROR : Discriminator for the Error type.
ALREADY_EXISTS : Discriminator for the AlreadyExists type.
ALREADY_IN_DESIRED_STATE : Discriminator for the AlreadyInDesiredState type.
CANCELED : Discriminator for the Canceled type.
CONCURRENT_CHANGE : Discriminator for the ConcurrentChange type.
FEATURE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the FeatureInUse type.
INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR : Discriminator for the InternalServerError type.
INVALID_ARGUMENT : Discriminator for the InvalidArgument type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_CONFIGURATION : Discriminator for the InvalidElementConfiguration type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_TYPE : Discriminator for the InvalidElementType type.
INVALID_REQUEST : Discriminator for the InvalidRequest type.
NOT_ALLOWED_IN_CURRENT_STATE : Discriminator for the NotAllowedInCurrentState type.
NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the NotFound type.
OPERATION_NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the OperationNotFound type.
RESOURCE_BUSY : Discriminator for the ResourceBusy type.
RESOURCE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the ResourceInUse type.
RESOURCE_INACCESSIBLE : Discriminator for the ResourceInaccessible type.
SERVICE_UNAVAILABLE : Discriminator for the ServiceUnavailable type.
TIMED_OUT : Discriminator for the TimedOut type.
UNABLE_TO_ALLOCATE_RESOURCE : Discriminator for the UnableToAllocateResource type.
UNAUTHENTICATED : Discriminator for the Unauthenticated type.
UNAUTHORIZED : Discriminator for the Unauthorized type.
UNEXPECTED_INPUT : Discriminator for the UnexpectedInput type.
UNSUPPORTED : Discriminator for the Unsupported type.
UNVERIFIED_PEER : Discriminator for the UnverifiedPeer type.


500

com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.error : If there is some unknown internal error. The accompanying error message will give more details about the failure.

Returns Std_Errors_Error of type(s) application/json
{
    "messages": [
        {
            "id": "string",
            "default_message": "string",
            "args": [
                "string"
            ],
            "localized": "string"
        }
    ],
    "error_type": "string"
}
messages
Required

Stack of one or more localizable messages for human error consumers. The message at the top of the stack (first in the list) describes the error from the perspective of the operation the client invoked.

Each subsequent message in the stack describes the "cause" of the prior message.

object
data
Optional

Data to facilitate clients responding to the operation reporting a standard error to indicating that it was unable to complete successfully. Operations may provide data that clients can use when responding to errors. Since the data that clients need may be specific to the context of the operation reporting the error, different operations that report the same error may provide different data in the error. The documentation for each each operation will describe what, if any, data it provides for each error it reports.

The ArgumentLocations, FileLocations, and TransientIndication structures are intended as possible values for this field. DynamicID may also be useful as a value for this field (although that is not its primary purpose). Some services may provide their own specific structures for use as the value of this field when reporting errors from their operations.

Some operations will not set this field when reporting errors.

error_type
Optional

Enumeration of all standard errors. Used as discriminator in protocols that have no standard means for transporting the error type, e.g. REST.
ERROR : Discriminator for the Error type.
ALREADY_EXISTS : Discriminator for the AlreadyExists type.
ALREADY_IN_DESIRED_STATE : Discriminator for the AlreadyInDesiredState type.
CANCELED : Discriminator for the Canceled type.
CONCURRENT_CHANGE : Discriminator for the ConcurrentChange type.
FEATURE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the FeatureInUse type.
INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR : Discriminator for the InternalServerError type.
INVALID_ARGUMENT : Discriminator for the InvalidArgument type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_CONFIGURATION : Discriminator for the InvalidElementConfiguration type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_TYPE : Discriminator for the InvalidElementType type.
INVALID_REQUEST : Discriminator for the InvalidRequest type.
NOT_ALLOWED_IN_CURRENT_STATE : Discriminator for the NotAllowedInCurrentState type.
NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the NotFound type.
OPERATION_NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the OperationNotFound type.
RESOURCE_BUSY : Discriminator for the ResourceBusy type.
RESOURCE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the ResourceInUse type.
RESOURCE_INACCESSIBLE : Discriminator for the ResourceInaccessible type.
SERVICE_UNAVAILABLE : Discriminator for the ServiceUnavailable type.
TIMED_OUT : Discriminator for the TimedOut type.
UNABLE_TO_ALLOCATE_RESOURCE : Discriminator for the UnableToAllocateResource type.
UNAUTHENTICATED : Discriminator for the Unauthenticated type.
UNAUTHORIZED : Discriminator for the Unauthorized type.
UNEXPECTED_INPUT : Discriminator for the UnexpectedInput type.
UNSUPPORTED : Discriminator for the Unsupported type.
UNVERIFIED_PEER : Discriminator for the UnverifiedPeer type.


503

com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.service_unavailable : If the service is not available.

Returns Std_Errors_Error of type(s) application/json
{
    "messages": [
        {
            "id": "string",
            "default_message": "string",
            "args": [
                "string"
            ],
            "localized": "string"
        }
    ],
    "error_type": "string"
}
messages
Required

Stack of one or more localizable messages for human error consumers. The message at the top of the stack (first in the list) describes the error from the perspective of the operation the client invoked.

Each subsequent message in the stack describes the "cause" of the prior message.

object
data
Optional

Data to facilitate clients responding to the operation reporting a standard error to indicating that it was unable to complete successfully. Operations may provide data that clients can use when responding to errors. Since the data that clients need may be specific to the context of the operation reporting the error, different operations that report the same error may provide different data in the error. The documentation for each each operation will describe what, if any, data it provides for each error it reports.

The ArgumentLocations, FileLocations, and TransientIndication structures are intended as possible values for this field. DynamicID may also be useful as a value for this field (although that is not its primary purpose). Some services may provide their own specific structures for use as the value of this field when reporting errors from their operations.

Some operations will not set this field when reporting errors.

error_type
Optional

Enumeration of all standard errors. Used as discriminator in protocols that have no standard means for transporting the error type, e.g. REST.
ERROR : Discriminator for the Error type.
ALREADY_EXISTS : Discriminator for the AlreadyExists type.
ALREADY_IN_DESIRED_STATE : Discriminator for the AlreadyInDesiredState type.
CANCELED : Discriminator for the Canceled type.
CONCURRENT_CHANGE : Discriminator for the ConcurrentChange type.
FEATURE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the FeatureInUse type.
INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR : Discriminator for the InternalServerError type.
INVALID_ARGUMENT : Discriminator for the InvalidArgument type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_CONFIGURATION : Discriminator for the InvalidElementConfiguration type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_TYPE : Discriminator for the InvalidElementType type.
INVALID_REQUEST : Discriminator for the InvalidRequest type.
NOT_ALLOWED_IN_CURRENT_STATE : Discriminator for the NotAllowedInCurrentState type.
NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the NotFound type.
OPERATION_NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the OperationNotFound type.
RESOURCE_BUSY : Discriminator for the ResourceBusy type.
RESOURCE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the ResourceInUse type.
RESOURCE_INACCESSIBLE : Discriminator for the ResourceInaccessible type.
SERVICE_UNAVAILABLE : Discriminator for the ServiceUnavailable type.
TIMED_OUT : Discriminator for the TimedOut type.
UNABLE_TO_ALLOCATE_RESOURCE : Discriminator for the UnableToAllocateResource type.
UNAUTHENTICATED : Discriminator for the Unauthenticated type.
UNAUTHORIZED : Discriminator for the Unauthorized type.
UNEXPECTED_INPUT : Discriminator for the UnexpectedInput type.
UNSUPPORTED : Discriminator for the Unsupported type.
UNVERIFIED_PEER : Discriminator for the UnverifiedPeer type.


default

'Default' means this response is used for all HTTP codes that are not covered individually for this operation.

Returns Std_Errors_Error of type(s) application/json
{
    "messages": [
        {
            "id": "string",
            "default_message": "string",
            "args": [
                "string"
            ],
            "localized": "string"
        }
    ],
    "error_type": "string"
}
messages
Required

Stack of one or more localizable messages for human error consumers. The message at the top of the stack (first in the list) describes the error from the perspective of the operation the client invoked.

Each subsequent message in the stack describes the "cause" of the prior message.

object
data
Optional

Data to facilitate clients responding to the operation reporting a standard error to indicating that it was unable to complete successfully. Operations may provide data that clients can use when responding to errors. Since the data that clients need may be specific to the context of the operation reporting the error, different operations that report the same error may provide different data in the error. The documentation for each each operation will describe what, if any, data it provides for each error it reports.

The ArgumentLocations, FileLocations, and TransientIndication structures are intended as possible values for this field. DynamicID may also be useful as a value for this field (although that is not its primary purpose). Some services may provide their own specific structures for use as the value of this field when reporting errors from their operations.

Some operations will not set this field when reporting errors.

error_type
Optional

Enumeration of all standard errors. Used as discriminator in protocols that have no standard means for transporting the error type, e.g. REST.
ERROR : Discriminator for the Error type.
ALREADY_EXISTS : Discriminator for the AlreadyExists type.
ALREADY_IN_DESIRED_STATE : Discriminator for the AlreadyInDesiredState type.
CANCELED : Discriminator for the Canceled type.
CONCURRENT_CHANGE : Discriminator for the ConcurrentChange type.
FEATURE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the FeatureInUse type.
INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR : Discriminator for the InternalServerError type.
INVALID_ARGUMENT : Discriminator for the InvalidArgument type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_CONFIGURATION : Discriminator for the InvalidElementConfiguration type.
INVALID_ELEMENT_TYPE : Discriminator for the InvalidElementType type.
INVALID_REQUEST : Discriminator for the InvalidRequest type.
NOT_ALLOWED_IN_CURRENT_STATE : Discriminator for the NotAllowedInCurrentState type.
NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the NotFound type.
OPERATION_NOT_FOUND : Discriminator for the OperationNotFound type.
RESOURCE_BUSY : Discriminator for the ResourceBusy type.
RESOURCE_IN_USE : Discriminator for the ResourceInUse type.
RESOURCE_INACCESSIBLE : Discriminator for the ResourceInaccessible type.
SERVICE_UNAVAILABLE : Discriminator for the ServiceUnavailable type.
TIMED_OUT : Discriminator for the TimedOut type.
UNABLE_TO_ALLOCATE_RESOURCE : Discriminator for the UnableToAllocateResource type.
UNAUTHENTICATED : Discriminator for the Unauthenticated type.
UNAUTHORIZED : Discriminator for the Unauthorized type.
UNEXPECTED_INPUT : Discriminator for the UnexpectedInput type.
UNSUPPORTED : Discriminator for the Unsupported type.
UNVERIFIED_PEER : Discriminator for the UnverifiedPeer type.