Data Object - VirtualHardwareOption

Property of
VirtualMachineConfigOption
Extends
DynamicData
See also
IntOption, LongOption, VirtualDeviceOption

Data Object Description

The VirtualHardwareOption data object contains the options available for all virtual devices.

Properties

Name Type Description
deviceListReadonlyxsd:boolean

Whether the set of virtual devices can be changed, e.g., can devices be added or removed. This does not preclude changing devices.
hwVersionxsd:int

The virtual hardware version.
licensingLimit*xsd:string[]

List of propery names which limits are given be a licensing restriction of the underlying product, e.g., a limit that is not derived based on the product or hardware features. For example, the property name "numCPU"
memoryMBLongOption

The minimum, maximum, and default memory options, in MB, per virtual machine, for this VirtualHardwareOption. These values are typically overruled by the supported and recommended values specified in the GuestOsDescriptor class.
numCPUxsd:int[]

List of acceptable values for the number of CPUs supported by this ConfigOption. This is usually superceded by the information available in the guest operating system descriptors. The guest operating system descriptor describes a maximum CPU count, but the acceptable values are still constrained to the set specified here. The default value is stored at index 0 in the list.
numCpuReadonlyxsd:boolean

Can the number of virtual CPUs be changed
numIDEControllersIntOption

The minimum, maximum, and default number of IDE controllers for this virtual machine configuration. Note: SCSI controllers sit on the PCI controller so their options (minimum, maximum, and default values) are contained inside the VirtualPCIControllerOption class.
numPCIControllersIntOption

The minimum, maximum, and default number of PCI controllers for this virtual machine configuration.
numPS2ControllersIntOption

The minimum, maximum, and default number of PS2 controllers for this virtual machine configuration.
numSIOControllersIntOption

The minimum, maximum, and default number of SIO controllers for this virtual machine configuration.
numSupportedWwnNodes*IntOption

The minimum, maximum and default number of NPIV WorldWidePort names supported for this virtual machine configuration.

Since vSphere API 4.0
numSupportedWwnPorts*IntOption

The minimum, maximum and default number of NPIV WorldWideNode names supported for this virtual machine configuration.

Since vSphere API 4.0
numUSBControllersIntOption

The minimum, maximum, and default number of USB controllers for this virtual machine configuration.
virtualDeviceOptionVirtualDeviceOption[]

Array of virtual device options valid for this virtual machine configuration. The list is unordered.
Properties inherited from DynamicData
dynamicProperty, dynamicType
*Need not be set
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