1 Reply Latest reply on May 22, 2019 3:34 PM by daphnissov

    Custom attribute to VM ware Vsphere using Java SDK

    priyankamakke Lurker

      I am trying to add a new custom attribute to VM ware vSphere using VMware JAVA SDK but it is throwing "InvalidType" exception.

      com.vmware.vim25.InvalidType at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method) at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(Unknown Source) at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(Unknown Source) at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Unknown Source) at java.lang.Class.newInstance(Unknown Source) at com.vmware.vim25.ws.XmlGen.fromXml(XmlGen.java:205) at com.vmware.vim25.ws.XmlGen.parseSoapFault(XmlGen.java:82) at com.vmware.vim25.ws.WSClient.invoke(WSClient.java:134) at com.vmware.vim25.ws.VimStub.addCustomFieldDef(VimStub.java:284) at com.vmware.vim25.mo.CustomFieldsManager.addCustomFieldDef(CustomFieldsManager.java:57) at vmwaretest.Connect.setSelectedVM(Connect.java:85) at vmwaretest.Connect.main(Connect.java:29) 


      ServiceInstance si = null; try { si = Initialisation(url, user, password); } catch (RemoteException e) {  e.printStackTrace(); } catch (MalformedURLException e) {  e.printStackTrace(); }  ServerConnection serverConnection = si.getServerConnection(); ManagedObjectReference  mor = si.getMOR();  CustomFieldsManager cfm = new CustomFieldsManager(serverConnection, mor); try { cfm.addCustomFieldDef("type", null, null, null); } catch (DuplicateName e) { e.printStackTrace(); } catch (InvalidPrivilege e) { e.printStackTrace(); } catch (RuntimeFault e) { e.printStackTrace(); } catch (RemoteException e) { e.printStackTrace(); } 

      Connection to the vSphere is working fine as I am able to retrieve or change the already existing Custom attributes but not able to create a new one.

      What is wrong with the above code? Or is there any other way to add new custom attribute using vmware Java SDK.

      CustomFieldsManager doc https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-6-5/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.wssdk.pg.doc%2FPG_Appx_Privileges_Reference.23.2.html