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How can I attach a disk from the image service to an exiting VM?

  • 20 May 2019
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Does anyone have a working example?

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You can do this with Version 2 of the api but you will need to gather some information about the VM first.
  1. You must have the VM UUID you can get this from the /PrismGateway/services/rest/v2.0/vms/ endpoint {{VM_UUID}}
  2. You must have the vmdisk_uuid of the disk in the Image Services from the endpoint /PrismGateway/services/rest/v2.0/images/ endpoint {{vmDISK_UUID}}
Here is the endpoint where {uuid} is the UUID of the VM that you want to attach the disk to:

/PrismGateway/services/rest/v2.0/vms/{uuid}/disks/attach

Here is an example JSON body for rest call
code:
{
"uuid": "{{VM_UUID}}",
"vm_disks": [
{
"disk_address": {
"device_bus": "SCSI",
"device_index": 1,
"vmdisk_uuid": "{{vmDISK_UUID}}"
},
"is_scsi_pass_through": true,
"is_thin_provisioned": true,
"vm_disk_clone": {
"disk_address": {
"device_bus": "SCSI",
"device_index": 1,
"vmdisk_uuid": "{{vmDISK_UUID}}"
}
}
}
]
}

This is will attach a disk with the specified UUID to the Specified VM as Thin provisioned on scsi.1 interface.

You can add ISOs to CDRoms in the same manner and the same for snapshots.
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What do you mean by "... the same for snapshots"?
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I should have clarified:

Snapshots that are part of a protection domain and consistency group.
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That worked. Thanks!

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