Data Object - VirtualMachineConfigInfo

Property of
VirtualMachine, VirtualMachineSnapshot
Parameter to
QueryMemoryOverheadEx
Extends
DynamicData
See also
FaultToleranceConfigInfo, HostCpuIdInfo, OptionValue, ResourceAllocationInfo, ToolsConfigInfo, VirtualHardware, VirtualMachineAffinityInfo, VirtualMachineBootOptions, VirtualMachineConfigInfoDatastoreUrlPair, VirtualMachineConsolePreferences, VirtualMachineDefaultPowerOpInfo, VirtualMachineFileInfo, VirtualMachineFlagInfo, VirtualMachineNetworkShaperInfo, VmConfigInfo

Data Object Description

The ConfigInfo data object type encapsulates the configuration settings and virtual hardware for a virtual machine. This type holds all the information that is present in the .vmx configuration file for the virtual machine.

Properties

Name Type Description
alternateGuestNamexsd:string

Used as display name for the operating system if guestId is other or other-64.


See guestFullName

Since VI API 2.5
annotation*xsd:string

Description for the virtual machine.
bootOptions*VirtualMachineBootOptions

Configuration options for the boot behavior of the virtual machine.

Since VI API 2.5
changeTrackingEnabled*xsd:boolean

Indicates whether changed block tracking for this VM's disks is active.

Since vSphere API 4.0
changeVersionxsd:string

The changeVersion is a unique identifier for a given version of the configuration. Each change to the configuration updates this value. This is typically implemented as an ever increasing count or a time-stamp. However, a client should always treat this as an opaque string.
consolePreferences*VirtualMachineConsolePreferences

Legacy console viewer preferences when doing power operations.
cpuAffinity*VirtualMachineAffinityInfo

Affinity settings for CPU.
cpuAllocation*ResourceAllocationInfo

Resource limits for CPU.
cpuFeatureMask*HostCpuIdInfo[]

Specifies CPU feature compatibility masks that override the defaults from the GuestOsDescriptor of the virtual machine's guest OS.
cpuHotAddEnabled*xsd:boolean

Whether virtual processors can be added while this virtual machine is running.

Since vSphere API 4.0
cpuHotRemoveEnabled*xsd:boolean

Whether virtual processors can be removed while this virtual machine is running.

Since vSphere API 4.0
datastoreUrl*VirtualMachineConfigInfoDatastoreUrlPair[]

Enumerates the set of datastores that this virtual machine is stored on, as well as the URL identification for each of these.

Changes to datastores do not generate property updates on this property. However, when this property is retrieved it returns the current datastore information.

defaultPowerOpsVirtualMachineDefaultPowerOpInfo

Configuration of default power operations.
extraConfig*OptionValue[]

Additional configuration information for the virtual machine.
filesVirtualMachineFileInfo

Information about the files associated with a virtual machine. This information does not include files for specific virtual disks or snapshots.
flagsVirtualMachineFlagInfo

Additional flags for a virtual machine.
ftInfo*FaultToleranceConfigInfo

Fault Tolerance settings for this virtual machine.

Since vSphere API 4.0
guestFullNamexsd:string

This is the full name of the guest operating system for the virtual machine. For example: Windows 2000 Professional.


See alternateGuestName

guestIdxsd:string

Guest operating system configured on a virtual machine. This is a guest identifier that can be used to access the GuestOsDescriptor list for information about default configuration. For more information on possible values, see VirtualMachineGuestOsIdentifier.
hardwareVirtualHardware

Processor, memory, and virtual devices for a virtual machine.
hotPlugMemoryIncrementSize*xsd:long

Memory, in MB that can be added to a running virtual machine must be in increments of this value and needs be a multiple of this value. This value is determined by the virtual machine and is specified only if memoryHotAddEnabled has been set to true.

Since vSphere API 4.0
hotPlugMemoryLimit*xsd:long

The maximum amount of memory, in MB, than can be added to a running virtual machine. This value is determined by the virtual machine and is specified only if memoryHotAddEnabled is set to true.

Since vSphere API 4.0
instanceUuid*xsd:string

VirtualCenter-specific 128-bit UUID of a virtual machine, represented as a hexademical string. This identifier is used by VirtualCenter to uniquely identify all virtual machine instances, including those that may share the same SMBIOS UUID.

Since vSphere API 4.0
locationId*xsd:string

Hash incorporating the virtual machine's config file location and the UUID of the host assigned to run the virtual machine.
memoryAffinity*VirtualMachineAffinityInfo

Affinity settings for memory.
memoryAllocation*ResourceAllocationInfo

Resource limits for memory.
memoryHotAddEnabled*xsd:boolean

Whether memory can be added while this virtual machine is running.

Since vSphere API 4.0
modifiedxsd:dateTime

Last time a virtual machine's configuration was modified.
namexsd:string

Display name of the virtual machine.

Any / (slash), \ (backslash), character used in this name element is escaped. Similarly, any % (percent) character used in this name element is escaped, unless it is used to start an escape sequence. A slash is escaped as %2F or %2f. A backslash is escaped as %5C or %5c, and a percent is escaped as %25.

networkShaper*VirtualMachineNetworkShaperInfo

Resource limits for network.
npivDesiredNodeWwns*xsd:short

The NPIV node WWNs to be extended from the original list of WWN nummbers. This property should be set to desired number which is an aggregate of existing plus new numbers. Desired Node WWNs should always be greater than the existing number of node WWNs

Since vSphere API 4.0
npivDesiredPortWwns*xsd:short

The NPIV port WWNs to be extended from the original list of WWN nummbers. This property should be set to desired number which is an aggregate of existing plus new numbers. Desired Node WWNs should always be greater than the existing number of port WWNs

Since vSphere API 4.0
npivNodeWorldWideName*xsd:long[]

A 64-bit node WWN (World Wide Name). These WWNs are paired with the npivPortWorldWideName to be used by the NPIV VPORTs instantiated for the virtual machine on the physical HBAs of the host. A pair of node and port WWNs serves as a unique identifier in accessing a LUN, so that it can be monitored or controlled by the storage administrator.

If this property contains a single node WWN, the same node WWN is used to pair with all port WWNs listed in npivPortWorldWideName. If this property or npivPortWorldWideName is empty or unset, NPIV WWN is disabled for the virtual machine.

Since VI API 2.5
npivOnNonRdmDisks*xsd:boolean

This property is used to check whether the NPIV can be enabled on the Virtual machine with non-rdm disks in the configuration, so this is potentially not enabling npiv on vmfs disks. Also this property is used to check whether RDM is required to generate WWNs for a virtual machine.

Since vSphere API 4.0
npivPortWorldWideName*xsd:long[]

A 64-bit port WWN (World Wide Name). For detail description on WWN, see npivNodeWorldWideName.

Since VI API 2.5
npivTemporaryDisabled*xsd:boolean

This property is used to enable or disable the NPIV capability on a desired virtual machine on a temporary basis. When this property is set NPIV Vport will not be instantiated by the VMX process of the Virtual Machine. When this property is set port WWNs and node WWNs in the VM configuration are preserved.

Since vSphere API 4.0
npivWorldWideNameType*xsd:string

The source that provides/generates the assigned WWNs.


See VirtualMachineConfigInfoNpivWwnType

Since VI API 2.5
swapPlacement*xsd:string

Virtual machine swapfile placement policy. This will be unset if the virtual machine's swapPlacementSupported capability is false. If swapPlacementSupported is true, the default policy is "inherit".


See VirtualMachineConfigInfoSwapPlacementType

Since VI API 2.5
templatexsd:boolean

Flag indicating whether or not a virtual machine is a template.
tools*ToolsConfigInfo

Configuration of VMware Tools running in the guest operating system.
uuidxsd:string

128-bit SMBIOS UUID of a virtual machine represented as a hexadecimal string in "12345678-abcd-1234-cdef-123456789abc" format.
vAppConfig*VmConfigInfo

vApp meta-data for the virtual machine

Since vSphere API 4.0
vAssertsEnabled*xsd:boolean

Indicates whether user-configured virtual asserts will be triggered during virtual machine replay.

Since vSphere API 4.0
versionxsd:string

The version string for this virtual machine.
Properties inherited from DynamicData
dynamicProperty, dynamicType
*Need not be set
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