REST API - list

content library item storage: list

Lists all storage items for a given library item.

Request:

HTTP request

GET https://{server}/rest/com/vmware/content/library/item/storage

?library_item_id=obj-103

Request Query Parameters:

Name Type Description
bold = required
library_item_id string Identifier of the library item whose storage information should be listed.

Response:

HTTP Status Code: 200

Representation:

{
    "value"[
        {
            "checksum_info"{
                "checksum""string",
                "algorithm""SHA1"
            },
            "size"1,
            "storage_uris"[
                "http://myurl.com",
                "http://myurl.com"
            ],
            "cached"true,
            "name""string",
            "storage_backing"{
                "datastore_id""obj-103",
                "storage_uri""http://myurl.com",
                "type""DATASTORE"
            },
            "version""string"
        },
        {
            "checksum_info"{
                "checksum""string",
                "algorithm""SHA1"
            },
            "size"1,
            "storage_uris"[
                "http://myurl.com",
                "http://myurl.com"
            ],
            "cached"true,
            "name""string",
            "storage_backing"{
                "datastore_id""obj-103",
                "storage_uri""http://myurl.com",
                "type""DATASTORE"
            },
            "version""string"
        }
    ]
}

Response Type:

Name Type Description
bold = required
value info[] The array of all storage items for a given library item.
value[].storage_backing storage_backing The storage backing on which this object resides. This might not be the same as the default storage backing associated with the library.

value[].storage_backing.type string Type (DATASTORE, OTHER) of content.library.storage_backing.

Specifies the type of the content.library.storage_backing. Value is one of:
DATASTORE: The content of the library will be stored on a datastore.

These are vCenter Server managed datastores, and are logical containers that hide specifics of each storage device. Depending on the type of storage you use, datastores can be backed by the following file system formats:

  • Virtual Machine File System (VMFS)
  • Network File System (NFS)


OTHER: The content of the library will be stored on a remote file system.

Supports the following remote file systems:

  • NFS (on vCenter Server Appliance)
  • SMB (on vCenter Server Appliance and vCenter Server for Windows)

Optional. This field must be provided for the create operation. It will always be present in the result of the get or list operations. It is not used for the update operation.
value[].storage_backing.datastore_id string Identifier of the datastore used to store the content in the library.

Optional. It is only relevant when type has value DATASTORE. This field is optional and it is only relevant when the value of type is DATASTORE.When clients pass a value of this structure as a parameter, the field must be an identifier for the resource type: Datastore. When operations return a value of this structure as a result, the field will be an identifier for the resource type: Datastore.

value[].storage_backing.storage_uri URI URI identifying the location used to store the content in the library.

The following URI formats are supported:

vSphere 6.5

  • nfs://server/path?version=4 (for vCenter Server Appliance only) - Specifies an NFS Version 4 server.
  • nfs://server/path (for vCenter Server Appliance only) - Specifies an NFS Version 3 server. The nfs://server:/path format is also supported.
  • smb://server/path - Specifies an SMB server or Windows share.

vSphere 6.0 Update 1

  • nfs://server:/path (for vCenter Server Appliance only)
  • file://unc-server/path (for vCenter Server for Windows only)
  • file:///mount/point (for vCenter Server Appliance only) - Local file URIs are supported only when the path is a local mount point for an NFS file system. Use of file URIs is strongly discouraged. Instead, use an NFS URI to specify the remote file system.

vSphere 6.0

  • nfs://server:/path (for vCenter Server Appliance only)
  • file://unc-server/path (for vCenter Server for Windows only)
  • file:///path - Local file URIs are supported but strongly discouraged because it may interfere with the performance of vCenter Server.

Optional. It is only relevant when type has value OTHER. This field is optional and it is only relevant when the value of type is OTHER.

value[].storage_uris URI[] URIs that identify the file on the storage backing.

These URIs may be specific to the backing and may need interpretation by the client. A client that understands a URI scheme in this list may use that URI to directly access the file on the storage backing. This can provide high-performance support for file manipulation.

Errors:

HTTP Status Code Type Description
404 not_found if the specified library item does not exist.