Data Object - VirtualMachineBootOptions

Property of
VirtualMachineConfigInfo, VirtualMachineConfigSpec
Extends
DynamicData
Since
VI API 2.5

Data Object Description

The VirtualMachineBootOptions data object defines the boot-time behavior of a virtual machine.

You can use the delay options to specify a time interval during which you can enter the virtual machine BIOS setup. These options provide a solution for the situation that occurs when the console attaches to the virtual machine after the boot sequence has passed the BIOS setup entry point.

Properties

Name Type Description
bootDelay*xsd:long

Delay in milliseconds before starting the boot sequence. The boot delay specifies a time interval between virtual machine power on or restart and the beginning of the boot sequence.
bootRetryDelay*xsd:long

Delay in milliseconds before a boot retry. The boot retry delay specifies a time interval between virtual machine boot failure and the subsequent attempt to boot again. The virtual machine uses this value only if bootRetryEnabled is true.

Since vSphere API 4.1
bootRetryEnabled*xsd:boolean

If set to true, a virtual machine that fails to boot will try again after the bootRetryDelay time period has expired. When false, the virtual machine waits indefinitely for you to initiate boot retry.

Since vSphere API 4.1
enterBIOSSetup*xsd:boolean

If set to true, the virtual machine automatically enters BIOS setup the next time it boots. The virtual machine resets this flag to false so that subsequent boots proceed normally.
Properties inherited from DynamicData
dynamicProperty, dynamicType
*Need not be set
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