Name

VixHost_RegisterVM

Description

VixHandle
VixHost_RegisterVM(VixHandle hostHandle,
                   const char *vmxFilePath,
                   VixEventProc *callbackProc,
                   void *clientData);

This function adds a virtual machine to the host's inventory.

Parameters

hostHandle
The host handle returned by VixHost_Connect().
vmxFilePath
The path name of the .vmx file on the host.
callbackProc
A function to be invoked when VixHost_RegisterVM() completes.
clientData
A user-supplied parameter to be passed to the callback function.

Return Value

VixHandle. A job handle that describes the state of this asynchronous call.

Remarks

Side Effects

None.

Requirements

vix.h, since VMware Server 1.0

Example

VixError err = VIX_OK;
VixHandle hostHandle = VIX_INVALID_HANDLE;
VixHandle jobHandle = VIX_INVALID_HANDLE;

// Connect to the local host:
jobHandle = VixHost_Connect(VIX_API_VERSION,
                            VIX_SERVICEPROVIDER_VMWARE_VI_SERVER,
                            "https://viserver/sdk", // hostName
                            0, // hostPort
                            "root", // userName
                            "rootpasswd", // password
                            0, // options
                            VIX_INVALID_HANDLE, // propertyListHandle
                            NULL, // callbackProc
                            NULL); // clientData

err = VixJob_Wait(jobHandle,
                  VIX_PROPERTY_JOB_RESULT_HANDLE,
                  &hostHandle,
                  VIX_PROPERTY_NONE);
if (VIX_OK != err) {
   // Handle the error...
   goto abort;
}
// Release handle when done:
Vix_ReleaseHandle(jobHandle);

// Register the virtual machine:
jobHandle = VixHost_RegisterVM(hostHandle,
                           // "[storage1] RedHatLinux/RedHatLinux.vmx"
                              "[standard] Windows XP\\Windows XP.vmx",
                               NULL, // callbackProc
                               NULL); // clientData
err = VixJob_Wait(jobHandle,
                  VIX_PROPERTY_NONE);
if (VIX_OK != err) {
   // Handle the error...
   goto abort;
}
// Release handle when done:
Vix_ReleaseHandle(jobHandle);

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