Managed Object - ProfileManager

Extended by
ClusterProfileManager, HostProfileManager
See also
ManagedEntity, Profile, ProfileCreateSpec, ProfilePolicyMetadata
Since
vSphere API 4.0


Managed Object Description

This Class is responsible for managing Profiles.

Properties

Name Type Description
profile*ManagedObjectReference[]
to a Profile[]

A list of profiles known to this ProfileManager.
*May not be present

Methods

Methods defined in this Managed Object
CreateProfile, FindAssociatedProfile, QueryPolicyMetadata

CreateProfile

Create a profile from the specified CreateSpec.
Required Privileges
Profile.Create

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
_thisManagedObjectReference A reference to the ProfileManager used to make the method call.
createSpecProfileCreateSpec

Specification for the profile being created. Usually a derived class CreateSpec can be used to create the Profile.

Return Value

Type Description
ManagedObjectReference
to a Profile
Profile created from the specified createSpec.

Faults

Type Description
DuplicateNameThrown if a profile with the specified name already exists.
RuntimeFaultThrown if any type of runtime fault is thrown that is not covered by the other faults; for example, a communication error.

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FindAssociatedProfile

Get the profile(s) to which this entity is associated. The list of profiles will only include profiles known to this profileManager.
Required Privileges
System.View

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
_thisManagedObjectReference A reference to the ProfileManager used to make the method call.
entityManagedObjectReference
to a ManagedEntity

Entity for which profile is being looked up.

Return Value

Type Description
ManagedObjectReference[]
to a Profile[]

Faults

Type Description
RuntimeFaultThrown if any type of runtime fault is thrown that is not covered by the other faults; for example, a communication error.

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QueryPolicyMetadata

Get the Metadata information for the policyNames. PolicyNames are available with the defaultProfile obtained by invoking the method createDefaultProfile.
Required Privileges
System.View

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
_thisManagedObjectReference A reference to the ProfileManager used to make the method call.
policyName*xsd:string[]

Retrieve metadata for the specified policyNames. If policyName is not specified, metadata for all policies will be returned.
*Need not be set

Return Value

Type Description
ProfilePolicyMetadata[]

Faults

Type Description
InvalidArgumentThrown if policyName is invalid.
RuntimeFaultThrown if any type of runtime fault is thrown that is not covered by the other faults; for example, a communication error.

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