0 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2019 11:33 AM by meoli

    Rest-Api Get VM List - Partial Selection for VM-Fields?

    meoli Novice

      Hey there,


      i just dived into Rest-Api stuff (first time doing that) i atleast can now get my session cookie and extract it into a cookie so that i can shutdown and start VMs on my Android Phone with Shortucts :-)


      Since i don't want to remember all the moref-ids or rather want to use a variable where i type in the moref i need (i would rather use my vm-names but well) i wanted to create a Call which gives me a full list of my VMs where i only select the vm and name fields. Because Memory, CPU, Powerstate doesn't matter in this query.


      Unfortunately the following Call:

      Get HTTPS://vcsa/rest/vcenter/vm?filter.name=ThisismyVM&fields=vm,name


      only gives me an Error:      "type": "com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.unexpected_input"


      and fields alone only gives me {

           "value": []


      Is there a way to get an output which only gives me the content of vm and name?