VmHardwareBootCreateSpec

The Boot.CreateSpec structure describes settings used when booting a virtual machine.


Properties

integer as int64
delay Optional

Delay in milliseconds before beginning the firmware boot process when the virtual machine is powered on. This delay may be used to provide a time window for users to connect to the virtual machine console and enter BIOS setup mode. If unset, default value is 0.


boolean
efi_legacy_boot Optional

Flag indicating whether to use EFI legacy boot mode. If unset, defaults to value that is recommended for the guest OS and is supported for the virtual hardware version.


boolean
enter_setup_mode Optional

Flag indicating whether the firmware boot process should automatically enter setup mode the next time the virtual machine boots. Note that this flag will automatically be reset to false once the virtual machine enters setup mode. If unset, the value is unchanged.


network_protocol Optional

The Boot.NetworkProtocol enumerated type defines the valid network boot protocols supported when booting a virtual machine with EFI firmware over the network.
IPV4 : PXE or Apple NetBoot over IPv4.
IPV6 : PXE over IPv6.

Possible values are: IPV4IPV6


boolean
retry Optional

Flag indicating whether the virtual machine should automatically retry the boot process after a failure. If unset, default value is false.


integer as int64
retry_delay Optional

Delay in milliseconds before retrying the boot process after a failure; applicable only when Boot.Info.retry is true. If unset, default value is 10000.


type Optional

The Boot.Type enumerated type defines the valid firmware types for a virtual machine.
BIOS : Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) firmware.
EFI : Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) firmware.

Possible values are: BIOSEFI

JSON Example

{
	"delay": 0,
	"efi_legacy_boot": false,
	"enter_setup_mode": false,
	"network_protocol": "IPV4",
	"retry": false,
	"retry_delay": 0,
	"type": "BIOS"
}
Property Of

VMCreateSpec

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