balaga32
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InstantClone APi ??


Hello,


From http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere/VMware-vSphere-Whats-New.pdf, there is a new feature 'InstantClone'. Will there be any webservices API to perform the Instantclone ?


Thanks,Balu

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martinriley
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

All is quiet it seems regarding the Instant Clone tech as I've discovered here:

vMustard.com - Whatever happened to Project Fargo?

Indications are it will initially at least only be made available for leverage via Private API by Horizon View and BDE, hopefully it'll make an appearance soon with a more widely available API as I'm very keen to see what it can do!

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rszymczak
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Hot Shot

Anyone yet found that private API calls? Yeah I'm aware it's compleatly unsupported yadeyadeya ...

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kebr
Contributor
Contributor

I have the same question, webservices api would be great, there's already a bunch of other API that's marked experimental

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kebr
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Contributor

I guess the real question is: what accepts vim.vm.CreateChildSpec?

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kebr
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Contributor

Great post about this, get's us much further:

https://www.higebu.com/2016-04-27-vmfork-using-mob-en.html

The methods are:

  • CreateForkChild_Task
  • EnableForkParent_Task
  • DisableForkParent_Task
  • RetrieveForkChildren_Task
  • RetrieveForkParent_Task

However, while these methods seem to work in the mob browser, I can't find them in the wsdl (I could be wrong here)

EDIT: fixed link

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kebr
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For those that are still watching VMFork for pyVmomi‌ More or less documents these internal APIs