Data Object - VirtualDisk

Extends
VirtualDevice
See also
SharesInfo

Data Object Description

The VirtualDisk data object type contains information about a disk in a virtual machine.

The virtual disk backing object types in the VirtualDisk data object type describe the different virtual disk backings available. The disk format version in each case describes the version of the format that is used.

Supported virtual disk backings:
Sparse disk format, version 1 and 2
The virtual disk backing grows when needed. Supported only for GSX Server.
Flat disk format, version 1 and 2
The virtual disk backing is preallocated. Version 1 is supported only for GSX Server.
Raw disk format, version 2
The virtual disk backing uses a full physical disk drive to back the virtual disk. Supported only for GSX Server.
Partitioned raw disk format, version 2
The virtual disk backing uses one or more partitions on a physical disk drive to back a virtual disk. Supported only for GSX Server.
Raw disk mapping, version 1
The virtual disk backing uses a raw device mapping to back the virtual disk. Supported for ESX Server 2.5 and above.

Properties

Name Type Description
capacityInKBxsd:long Capacity of this virtual disk.
shares*SharesInfo Disk shares, used for resource scheduling.
Properties inherited from VirtualDevice
backing, connectable, controllerKey, deviceInfo, key, unitNumber
Properties inherited from DynamicData
dynamicProperty, dynamicType
*Need not be set
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