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Library Item

The LibraryItem service provides operations to deploy virtual machines and virtual appliances from library items containing Open Virtualization Format (OVF) packages in content library, as well as operations to create library items in content library from virtual machines and virtual appliances. To deploy a virtual machine or a virtual appliance from a library item:

  1. Create a LibraryItem.DeploymentTarget to specify the target deployment type and target deployment designation.
  2. Create a LibraryItem.ResourcePoolDeploymentSpec to specify the parameters for the target deployment.
  3. Use the LibraryItem.deploy operation with the created target and parameter specifications, along with the identifier of the specified source content library item. See LibraryItem.deploy.

To create a library item in content library from a virtual machine or virtual appliance:

  1. Create a LibraryItem.DeployableIdentity to specify the source virtual machine or virtual appliance to be used as the OVF template source.
  2. Create a LibraryItem.CreateTarget to specify the target library and library item.
  3. Create a LibraryItem.CreateSpec to specify the settings for the OVF package to be created.
  4. Use the LibraryItem.create operation with the created target and parameter specifications, along with the specified source entity. See LibraryItem.create.

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