The APIs documented here are deprecated as of vSphere 7.0U2 (March 2021). Details here.

VM Hardware Boot Device APIs

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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