I'm trying to create a Rule via the API. According to the documentation, the body needs to be provided as follows:
<rule xmlns="http://www.vmware.com/UM"> <vcServerId>1</vcServerId> <customerName>CustomerTest</customerName> <objectType>VM</objectType> <valueType>Unique ID</valueType> <value>vm-21</value> </rule>
This works fine for rules with valuetype "Unique ID". But i need to create a rule with the valuetype Substring and I cannot figure out, how I need to provide the body. If I send it according to the documentation i get the response that rules with valueType Substring mustn't provide a vCenter ID. If I send the body without the vcServerID Element i get the response that this is a mandatory element. If I leave it blank I get a parsing error back. Can anyone point me in the right direction? We use version 3.6.1.
As per the API Documentation, Customer name & vCenter Server ID are required for Creating Rules through API.
“Sub-String” option is mapped with the objectType “Folder” and not with vcServerID.
Hence “Sub-String” option may not be supported through API.