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LibraryStorageBacking

The StorageBacking structure defines a storage location where content in a library will be stored. The storage location can either be a Datastore or Other type.


Properties

Required Property Name Type Description
optional datastore_id string

Identifier of the datastore used to store the content in the library. This field is optional and it is only relevant when the value of StorageBacking.type is DATASTORE. When clients pass a value of this structure as a parameter, the field must be an identifier for the resource type: Datastore. When operations return a value of this structure as a result, the field will be an identifier for the resource type: Datastore.

optional storage_uri string

URI identifying the location used to store the content in the library. The following URI formats are supported:

vSphere 6.5

  • nfs://server/path?version=4 (for vCenter Server Appliance only) - Specifies an NFS Version 4 server.
  • nfs://server/path (for vCenter Server Appliance only) - Specifies an NFS Version 3 server. The nfs://server:/path format is also supported.
  • smb://server/path - Specifies an SMB server or Windows share.

vSphere 6.0 Update 1

  • nfs://server:/path (for vCenter Server Appliance only)
  • file://unc-server/path (for vCenter Server for Windows only)
  • file:///mount/point (for vCenter Server Appliance only) - Local file URIs are supported only when the path is a local mount point for an NFS file system. Use of file URIs is strongly discouraged. Instead, use an NFS URI to specify the remote file system.

vSphere 6.0

  • nfs://server:/path (for vCenter Server Appliance only)
  • file://unc-server/path (for vCenter Server for Windows only)
  • file:///path - Local file URIs are supported but strongly discouraged because it may interfere with the performance of vCenter Server.

This field is optional and it is only relevant when the value of StorageBacking.type is OTHER.

optional type StorageBackingType Enum

Type (Type) of StorageBacking. This field must be provided for the create operation. It will always be present in the result of the get or list operations. It is not used for the update operation.

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