Developer Documentation

Hardware Boot Device

The Device service provides operations for configuring the device order used when booting a virtual machine. The boot order may be specified using a mixture of device classes and device instances, chosen from among the following:

  • CDROM: Boot from a virtual CD-ROM drive; the device instance(s) will be chosen by the BIOS subsystem.
  • FLOPPY: Boot from a virtual floppy drive; the device instance(s) will be chosen by the BIOS subsystem.
  • DISK: Boot from a virtual disk device; the device instance is specified explicitly in Device.Entry.disks list, and multiple instances may be specified in the list.
  • ETHERNET: Boot from a virtual Ethernet adapter; the device instance is specified explicitly as Device.Entry.nic, and multiple adapters may be specified in the boot order list.

Operations


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