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geeta_gokhale
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Pinned topic REST API - Create new Virtual Server

‏2011-08-11T10:56:37Z |
I am trying out samples for using REST API with SDMC.
I am able to fetch the list virtual servers(lpars)and browse through them

can anybody tell me how to create a virtual server through API?
is PUT supported?

Thanks.
Updated on 2011-08-12T05:17:04Z at 2011-08-12T05:17:04Z by geeta_gokhale
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: REST API - Create new Virtual Server

    ‏2011-08-11T13:37:11Z  
    The REST API on SDMC doesn't support creating virtual servers. That function is provided by VMControl which is not part of the SDMC. The REST API functions are limited to what is available in base Director (Express - no advanced managers).

    To create virtual servers, you will need to use the CLI (mksyscfg -r lpar).
  • geeta_gokhale
    geeta_gokhale
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    Re: REST API - Create new Virtual Server

    ‏2011-08-11T16:09:45Z  
    The REST API on SDMC doesn't support creating virtual servers. That function is provided by VMControl which is not part of the SDMC. The REST API functions are limited to what is available in base Director (Express - no advanced managers).

    To create virtual servers, you will need to use the CLI (mksyscfg -r lpar).
    Thanks so much Amartey.

    Now if I install VMControl plugin, will I be able to use REST api?
    or it is not at all supported.

    also is there a plan to support this is near future ?

    Thanks again.
  • geeta_gokhale
    geeta_gokhale
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    Re: REST API - Create new Virtual Server

    ‏2011-08-11T16:35:01Z  
    Thanks so much Amartey.

    Now if I install VMControl plugin, will I be able to use REST api?
    or it is not at all supported.

    also is there a plan to support this is near future ?

    Thanks again.
    also how do I know if I have VMControl installed on my SDMC setup?
  • geeta_gokhale
    geeta_gokhale
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    Re: REST API - Create new Virtual Server

    ‏2011-08-11T16:35:02Z  
    Thanks so much Amartey.

    Now if I install VMControl plugin, will I be able to use REST api?
    or it is not at all supported.

    also is there a plan to support this is near future ?

    Thanks again.
    also how do I know if I have VMControl installed on my SDMC setup?
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    39 Posts

    Re: REST API - Create new Virtual Server

    ‏2011-08-11T16:38:13Z  
    Thanks so much Amartey.

    Now if I install VMControl plugin, will I be able to use REST api?
    or it is not at all supported.

    also is there a plan to support this is near future ?

    Thanks again.
    Like the HMC, SDMC is a closed appliance - it is not possible to install additional software in SDMC.

    As far as future plans, I can point you to the Statement of Direction made in the announce letter:

    http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.jsp?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/1/897/ENUS211-101/index.html#h2-sodx
  • geeta_gokhale
    geeta_gokhale
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    Re: REST API - Create new Virtual Server

    ‏2011-08-11T16:57:43Z  
    Like the HMC, SDMC is a closed appliance - it is not possible to install additional software in SDMC.

    As far as future plans, I can point you to the Statement of Direction made in the announce letter:

    http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.jsp?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/1/897/ENUS211-101/index.html#h2-sodx
    ok, I found this..

    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/sdk/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.vmcontrol.ws.doc/html/vmc2_2_api_sdk.html

    but I guess its in initial stage.
  • geeta_gokhale
    geeta_gokhale
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    Re: REST API - Create new Virtual Server

    ‏2011-08-12T05:17:04Z  
    Thanks.