Create Ovf Library Item

Create Ovf Library Item

Creates a library item in content library from a virtual machine or virtual appliance. This operation creates a library item in content library whose content is an OVF package derived from a source virtual machine or virtual appliance, using the supplied create specification. The OVF package may be stored as in a newly created library item or in an in an existing library item. For an existing library item whose content is updated by this operation, the original content is overwritten. Meta data such as name and description is not updated for the exisitng library item.

if you do not have all of the privileges described as follows:

  • Operation execution requires System.Read.
  • The resource VirtualMachine or VirtualApp referenced by the attribute LibraryItem.DeployableIdentity.id requires VApp.Export.
  • The resource com.vmware.content.Library referenced by the attribute LibraryItem.CreateTarget.library-id requires ContentLibrary.AddLibraryItem.
  • The resource com.vmware.content.library.Item referenced by the attribute LibraryItem.CreateTarget.library-item-id requires System.Read.
Request
URI
POST
https://{api_host}/api/vcenter/ovf/library-item
COPY
Header Parameters
string
client_token
Optional

Client-generated token used to retry a request if the client fails to get a response from the server. If the original request succeeded, the result of that request will be returned, otherwise the operation will be retried. If unset, the server will create a token.


Request Body
Ovf_LibraryItem_Create_RequestBody of type(s) application/json
Required

Show optional properties

{
    "source": {
        "type": "string",
        "id": "string"
    },
    "target": {
        "library_id": "string"
    },
    "create_spec": {}
}
{
    "source": {
        "type": "string",
        "id": "string"
    },
    "target": {
        "library_id": "string",
        "library_item_id": "string"
    },
    "create_spec": {
        "name": "string",
        "description": "string",
        "flags": [
            "string"
        ]
    }
}
source
Required

Identifier of the virtual machine or virtual appliance to use as the source.

target
Required

Specification of the target content library and library item.

create_spec
Required

Information used to create the OVF package from the source virtual machine or virtual appliance.

Authentication
This operation uses the following authentication methods.
Responses
201

Information about the success or failure of the operation, along with the details of the result or failure.

Returns Ovf_LibraryItem_CreateResult of type(s) application/json
{
    "succeeded": false,
    "ovf_library_item_id": "string",
    "error": {
        "errors": [
            {
                "category": "string",
                "issues": [
                    {
                        "category": "string",
                        "file": "string",
                        "line_number": 0,
                        "column_number": 0,
                        "message": {
                            "id": "string",
                            "default_message": "string",
                            "args": [
                                "string"
                            ],
                            "params": {
                                "params": {
                                    "s": "string",
                                    "dt": "string",
                                    "i": 0,
                                    "d": "number",
                                    "l": {
                                        "id": "string",
                                        "params": {
                                            "params": "Std_LocalizationParam Object"
                                        }
                                    },
                                    "format": "string",
                                    "precision": 0
                                }
                            },
                            "localized": "string"
                        }
                    }
                ],
                "name": "string",
                "value": "string",
                "message": {
                    "id": "string",
                    "default_message": "string",
                    "args": [
                        "string"
                    ],
                    "params": {
                        "params": {
                            "s": "string",
                            "dt": "string",
                            "i": 0,
                            "d": "number",
                            "l": {
                                "id": "string",
                                "params": {
                                    "params": "Std_LocalizationParam Object"
                                }
                            },
                            "format": "string",
                            "precision": 0
                        }
                    },
                    "localized": "string"
                },
                "error": {}
            }
        ],
        "warnings": [
            {
                "category": "Ovf_OvfMessage_Category Object",
                "issues": [
                    "Ovf_ParseIssue Object"
                ],
                "name": "string",
                "value": "string",
                "message": "Std_LocalizableMessage Object",
                "error": {}
            }
        ],
        "information": [
            {
                "messages": [
                    "Std_LocalizableMessage Object"
                ]
            }
        ]
    }
}
boolean
succeeded
Required

Whether the LibraryItem.create operation completed successfully.

string
ovf_library_item_id
Optional

Identifier of the created or updated library item. If unset, the LibraryItem.create operation failed and LibraryItem.CreateResult.error will describe the error(s) that caused the failure. When clients pass a value of this structure as a parameter, the field must be an identifier for the resource type: com.vmware.content.library.Item. When operations return a value of this structure as a result, the field will be an identifier for the resource type: com.vmware.content.library.Item.

error
Optional

The LibraryItem.ResultInfo structure defines the information returned along with the result of a LibraryItem.create or LibraryItem.deploy operation to describe errors, warnings, and informational messages produced by the server.


400

com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.invalid_argument : if createSpec contains invalid arguments. if source describes an unexpected resource type. | com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.not_allowed_in_current_state : if the operation cannot be performed because of the specified virtual machine or virtual appliance's current state. For example, if the virtual machine configuration information is not available, or if the virtual appliance is running.

Returns Std_Errors_Error of type(s) application/json
{
    "messages": [
        {
            "id": "string",
            "default_message": "string",
            "args": [
                "string"
            ],
            "params": {
                "params": {
                    "s": "string",
                    "dt": "string",
                    "i": 0,
                    "d": "number",
                    "l": {
                        "id": "string",
                        "params": {
                            "params": "Std_LocalizationParam Object"
                        }
                    },
                    "format": "string",
                    "precision": 0
                }
            },
            "localized": "string"
        }
    ],
    "data": {},
    "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 the virtual machine or virtual appliance specified by source does not exist. if the library or library item specified by target does not exist.

Returns Std_Errors_Error of type(s) application/json
{
    "messages": [
        {
            "id": "string",
            "default_message": "string",
            "args": [
                "string"
            ],
            "params": {
                "params": {
                    "s": "string",
                    "dt": "string",
                    "i": 0,
                    "d": "number",
                    "l": {
                        "id": "string",
                        "params": {
                            "params": "Std_LocalizationParam Object"
                        }
                    },
                    "format": "string",
                    "precision": 0
                }
            },
            "localized": "string"
        }
    ],
    "data": {},
    "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.resource_inaccessible : if there was an error accessing a file from the source virtual machine or virtual appliance. | com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.resource_busy : if the specified virtual machine or virtual appliance is busy.

Returns Std_Errors_Error of type(s) application/json
{
    "messages": [
        {
            "id": "string",
            "default_message": "string",
            "args": [
                "string"
            ],
            "params": {
                "params": {
                    "s": "string",
                    "dt": "string",
                    "i": 0,
                    "d": "number",
                    "l": {
                        "id": "string",
                        "params": {
                            "params": "Std_LocalizationParam Object"
                        }
                    },
                    "format": "string",
                    "precision": 0
                }
            },
            "localized": "string"
        }
    ],
    "data": {},
    "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"
            ],
            "params": {
                "params": {
                    "s": "string",
                    "dt": "string",
                    "i": 0,
                    "d": "number",
                    "l": {
                        "id": "string",
                        "params": {
                            "params": "Std_LocalizationParam Object"
                        }
                    },
                    "format": "string",
                    "precision": 0
                }
            },
            "localized": "string"
        }
    ],
    "data": {},
    "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.