Get Vm Tools

Get Vm Tools

Get the properties of VMware Tools.

Request
URI
GET
https://{api_host}/api/vcenter/vm/{vm}/tools
COPY
Path Parameters
string
vm
Required

Identifier of the virtual machine. The parameter must be an identifier for the resource type: VirtualMachine.


Authentication
This operation uses the following authentication methods.
Responses
200

VMware Tools properties.

Returns Vm_Tools_Info of type(s) application/json
{
    "auto_update_supported": false,
    "install_attempt_count": 0,
    "error": {},
    "version_number": 0,
    "version": "string",
    "upgrade_policy": "string",
    "version_status": "string",
    "install_type": "string",
    "run_state": "string"
}
boolean
auto_update_supported
Required

Set if the virtual machine supports auto-upgrading Tools via Tools.UpgradePolicy.

integer As int64
install_attempt_count
Optional

Number of attempts that have been made to install or upgrade the version of Tools installed on this virtual machine. This field will be unset if there have been no Tools install or upgrade attempt.

object
error
Optional

Error that happened, if any, during last attempt to upgrade or install Tools. This field will be unset if a the last Tools install or upgrade attempt succeeded.

integer As int64
version_number
Optional

Version of VMware Tools installed on the guest operating system. This field wil be unset if VMWare Tools is not installed. This is an integer constructed as follows: (((MJR) << 10) + ((MNR) << 5) + (REV)) Where MJR is tha major verson, MNR is the minor version and REV is the revision. Tools version = T Tools Version Major = MJR = (T / 1024) Tools Version Minor = MNR = ((T % 1024) / 32) Tools Version Revision = BASE = ((T % 1024) % 32) Tools actual version = MJR.MNR.REV

string
version
Optional

Version of VMware Tools installed on the guest operating system. This is a human-readable value that should not be parsed. This field wil be unset if VMWare Tools is not installed.

upgrade_policy
Required

The Tools.UpgradePolicy enumerated type defines when Tools are auto-upgraded for a virtual machine.
MANUAL : No auto-upgrades for Tools will be performed for this virtual machine. Users must manually invoke the Tools.upgrade operation to update Tools.
UPGRADE_AT_POWER_CYCLE : When the virtual machine is power-cycled, the system checks for a newer version of Tools when the virtual machine is powered on. If it is available, a Tools upgrade is automatically performed on the virtual machine and it is rebooted if necessary.

version_status
Optional

The Tools.VersionStatus enumerated type defines the version status types of VMware Tools installed in the guest operating system.
NOT_INSTALLED : VMware Tools has never been installed.
CURRENT : VMware Tools is installed, and the version is current.
UNMANAGED : VMware Tools is installed, but it is not managed by VMware. This includes open-vm-tools or OSPs which should be managed by the guest operating system.
TOO_OLD_UNSUPPORTED : VMware Tools is installed, but the version is too old.
SUPPORTED_OLD : VMware Tools is installed, supported, but a newer version is available.
SUPPORTED_NEW : VMware Tools is installed, supported, and newer than the version available on the host.
TOO_NEW : VMware Tools is installed, and the version is known to be too new to work correctly with this virtual machine.
BLACKLISTED : VMware Tools is installed, but the installed version is known to have a grave bug and should be immediately upgraded.

install_type
Optional

The Tools.ToolsInstallType enumerated type defines the installation type of the Tools in the guest operating system.
UNKNOWN : Installation type is not known. Most likely tools have been installed by OSPs or open-vm-tools, but a version that does not report its install type or an install type that we do not recognize.
MSI : MSI is the installation type used for VMware Tools on Windows.
TAR : Tools have been installed by the tar installer.
OSP : OSPs are RPM or Debian packages tailored for the OS in the VM. See http://packages.vmware.com
OPEN_VM_TOOLS : open-vm-tools are the open-source version of VMware Tools, may have been packaged by the OS vendor.

run_state
Required

Current run state of VMware Tools in the guest operating system.
NOT_RUNNING : VMware Tools is not running.
RUNNING : VMware Tools is running.
EXECUTING_SCRIPTS : VMware Tools is running scripts as part of a state transition.


401

com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.unauthenticated : if the user cannot be authenticated.

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 is not found.

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.error : if the system reports an error while responding to the request.

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.