Data Object - VirtualMachineRuntimeInfo

Property of
VirtualMachine, VirtualMachineSummary
Extends
DynamicData
See also
HostSystem, VirtualMachineConnectionState, VirtualMachineDeviceRuntimeInfo, VirtualMachineFaultToleranceState, VirtualMachinePowerState, VirtualMachineQuestionInfo, VirtualMachineRecordReplayState

Data Object Description

The RuntimeInfo data object type provides information about the execution state and history of a virtual machine.

Properties

Name Type Description
bootTime*xsd:dateTime

The timestamp when the virtual machine was most recently powered on.

This property is updated when the virtual machine is powered on from the poweredOff state, and is cleared when the virtual machine is powered off. This property is not updated when a virtual machine is resumed from a suspended state.

cleanPowerOff*xsd:boolean

For a powered off virtual machine, indicates whether the virtual machine's last shutdown was an orderly power off or not. Unset if the virtual machine is running or suspended.

Since vSphere API 4.0
connectionStateVirtualMachineConnectionState

Indicates whether or not the virtual machine is available for management.
device*VirtualMachineDeviceRuntimeInfo[]

Per-device runtime info. This array will be empty if the host software does not provide runtime info for any of the device types currently in use by the virtual machine.

Since vSphere API 4.1
faultToleranceStateVirtualMachineFaultToleranceState

The fault tolerance state of the virtual machine.

Since vSphere API 4.0
host*ManagedObjectReference
to a HostSystem

The host that is responsible for running a virtual machine. This property is null if the virtual machine is not running and is not assigned to run on a particular host.
maxCpuUsage*xsd:int

Current upper-bound on CPU usage. The upper-bound is based on the host the virtual machine is current running on, as well as limits configured on the virtual machine itself or any parent resource pool. Valid while the virtual machine is running.
maxMemoryUsage*xsd:int

Current upper-bound on memory usage. The upper-bound is based on memory configuration of the virtual machine, as well as limits configured on the virtual machine itself or any parent resource pool. Valid while the virtual machine is running.
memoryOverhead*xsd:longDeprecated. As of vSphere API 4.1, use the PerformanceManager memory overhead counter to get this value.

The amount of memory resource (in bytes) that will be used by the virtual machine above its guest memory requirements. This value is set if and only if the virtual machine is registered on a host that supports memory resource allocation features.

For powered off VMs, this is the minimum overhead required to power on the VM on the registered host.

For powered on VMs, this is the current overhead reservation, a value which is almost always larger than the minimum overhead, and which grows with time.


See QueryMemoryOverheadEx

minRequiredEVCModeKey*xsd:string

For a powered-on or suspended virtual machine in a cluster with Enhanced VMotion Compatibility (EVC) enabled, this identifies the least-featured EVC mode (among those for the appropriate CPU vendor) that could admit the virtual machine. See EVCMode. This property will be unset if the virtual machine is powered off or is not in an EVC cluster.

This property may be used as a general indicator of the CPU feature baseline currently in use by the virtual machine. However, the virtual machine may be suppressing some of the features present in the CPU feature baseline of the indicated mode, either explicitly (in the virtual machine's configured cpuFeatureMask) or implicitly (in the default masks for the GuestOsDescriptor appropriate for the virtual machine's configured guest OS).

Since vSphere API 4.1
needSecondaryReason*xsd:string

If set, indicates the reason the virtual machine needs a secondary.

Since vSphere API 4.0
numMksConnectionsxsd:int

Number of active MKS connections to this virtual machine.
powerStateVirtualMachinePowerState

The current power state of the virtual machine.
question*VirtualMachineQuestionInfo

The current question, if any, that is blocking the virtual machine's execution.
recordReplayStateVirtualMachineRecordReplayState

Record / replay state of this virtual machine.

Since vSphere API 4.0
suspendInterval*xsd:long

The total time the virtual machine has been suspended since it was initially powered on. This time excludes the current period, if the virtual machine is currently suspended. This property is updated when the virtual machine resumes, and is reset to zero when the virtual machine is powered off.
suspendTime*xsd:dateTime

The timestamp when the virtual machine was most recently suspended.

This property is updated every time the virtual machine is suspended.

toolsInstallerMountedxsd:boolean

Flag to indicate whether or not the VMware Tools installer is mounted as a CD-ROM.
Properties inherited from DynamicData
dynamicProperty, dynamicType
*Need not be set
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