Data Object - VirtualDiskFlatVer2BackingOption

Extends
VirtualDeviceFileBackingOption
See also
BoolOption, ChoiceOption

Data Object Description

This data object type contains the available options when backing a virtual disk using a host file with the flat file format used in VMware Server and in ESX Server 2.x and greater. Flat disks are pre-allocated, whereas sparse disks are grown as needed.

Properties

Name Type Description
diskModeChoiceOption

The disk mode. Valid disk modes are:
See VirtualDiskMode

eagerlyScrubBoolOption

Flag to indicate if this backing supports eager scrubbing.

Since vSphere API 4.0
growablexsd:boolean

Indicates whether or not this disk backing can be extended to larger sizes through a reconfigure operation.

If set to true, reconfiguring this virtual disk with a capacityInKB value greater than its current value will grow the disk to the newly specified size.

hotGrowablexsd:boolean

Indicates whether or not this disk backing can be extended to larger sizes through a reconfigure operation while the virtual machine is powered on.

If set to true, reconfiguring this virtual disk with a capacityInKB value greater than its current value will grow the disk to the newly specified size while the virtual machine is powered on.

Since VI API 2.5
splitBoolOption

Flag to indicate whether or not the host supports allowing the client to select whether or not a disk should be split.
thinProvisionedBoolOption

Flag to indicate if this backing supports thin-provisioned disks.

When creating a thin-provisioned disk (or converting an existing disk to to a thin-provisioned one), both the target datastore and the host accessing it must support thin-provisioning. This flag indicates only the host capability. See perFileThinProvisioningSupported for datastore capability.

Since vSphere API 4.0
uuidxsd:boolean

Flag to indicate whether this backing supports disk UUID property.

Since VI API 2.5
writeThroughBoolOption

Flag to indicate whether or not the host supports allowing the client to select "writethrough" as a mode for virtual disks. Typically, this is available only for VMware Server Linux hosts.
Properties inherited from VirtualDeviceFileBackingOption
fileNameExtensions
Properties inherited from VirtualDeviceBackingOption
type
Properties inherited from DynamicData
dynamicProperty, dynamicType

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