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1. Specification

1.1. HTTP Basics

1.1.1. REST API Entry Point

The REST API is available via the /api URL prefix. It is accessed on the ManageIQ server as follows:

https://<host_fqdn>/api

Response

{
  "name" : "API",
  "description" : "REST API",
  "version" : "2.0.0",
  "versions" : [
    {
      "name" : "2.0.0",
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/v2.0.0"
    },
  ]
  "collections" : [
    {
      "name" : "automation_requests",
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/automation_requests",
      "description" : "Automation Requests"
    },
    {
      "name" : "availability_zones",
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/availability_zones",
      "description" : "Availability Zones"
    },
    ...
  ]
}
  • version is the current API version, accessible via either of the following:

  • /api/

  • /api/v2.0.0/

  • versions lists all the earlier API versions that are still exposed via their respective entry points:

  • /api/vVersion/

1.1.2. Supported Content Types

Requests:

Accept: application/json

Responses:

Content-Type: application/json

1.1.3. URL Paths

The recommended convention for URLs is to use alternative collection or resource path segments, relative to the API entry point as described in the following example:

URL Description

/api

The REST API Entrypoint

/api/vVersion

The REST Entrypoint for a specific version of the REST API

/api/:collection

A top-level collection

/api/:collection/:id

A specific resource of that collection

/api/:collection/:id/:subcollection

Sub-collection under the specific resource

The basic HTTP Methods used for the API are GET, POST, PUT, PATCH and DELETE.

URL Semantic

GET /api/:collection

Return all resources of the collection

GET /api/:collection/:id

Return the specific resource

POST /api/:collection

Create a resource in the collection

POST /api/:collection/:id

Perform an Action on a resource in the collection

PUT /api/:collection/:id

Update a specific resource

PATCH /api/:collection/:id

Update a specific resource

DELETE /api/:collection/:id

Delete a specific resource

:collection represents specific entities such as services, hosts, and virtual machines.

1.1.5. Updating Resources

Use the following methods to update attributes in a resource:

  • Update a resource via the PUT HTTP Method

  • Update a resource via a POST Method with an edit action.

  • Update a resource via the PATCH HTTP Method

While PUT is the common method, the PATCH mechanism gives better control on which attribute to edit or add, and enables removal, which is not available with the other two methods.

1.1.6. Modifying Resource Attributes

PUT /api/vms/42

{
  "name" : "A new VM name",
  "description" : "A Description for the new VM"
}

POST /api/vms/42

{
  "action" : "edit",
  "resource" : {
    "name" : "A new VM name",
    "description" : "A Description for the new VM"
  }
}

PATCH /api/vms/42

[
  { "action": "edit", "path": "name", "value": "A new VM name" },
  { "action": "add", "path": "description", "value": "A Description for the new VM" },
  { "action": "remove", "path": "policies/3/description" }
]

In the PATCH implementation, path either references local attributes or attributes from a related resource in a subcollection.

1.1.7. Return Codes

Success
  • 200 OK - The request has succeeded without errors, this code should be returned for example when retrieving a collection or a single resource.

  • 201 Created - The request has been fulfilled and resulted in a new resource being created. The resource is available before this status code is returned. The response includes the HTTP body of the newly created resource.

  • 202 Accepted - The request has been accepted for processing, but the processing has not been completed. Like, resource is not fully available yet. This status code is usually returned when the resource creation happens asynchronously. In this case the HTTP response includes a pointer to monitor or a job where the client can query to get the current status of the request and the estimate on when the request will be actually fulfilled.

  • 204 No Content - The server has fulfilled the request but does not need to return an entity-body, and might want to return updated meta information. This HTTP response is commonly used for the DELETE requests, as the resource that was deleted does not exists anymore.

Client Errors
  • 400 Bad Request - The request could not be understood by the server due to malformed syntax. The client SHOULD NOT repeat the request without modifications. In REST API this status code should be returned to client when the client use the wrong combination of attributes, like expanding the non-existing collection, or using the pagination parameter incorrectly. Another use-case could be creating or performing actions on the resource, when the wrong JSON serialization of the resource or action is used.

  • 401 Unauthorized - The request requires user authentication. The response MUST include a Authenticate header field containing a challenge applicable to the requested resource. If the request include Authenticate header, then this HTTP status code might indicate that the current user is not authorized to perform given action or to access given resource.

  • 403 Forbidden - The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it. Authorization will not help in this case. This HTTP status code might indicate that the action performed is not supported for this resource or collection.

  • 404 Not Found - In this case, the server has not found anything that matches with the URL.

  • 415 Unsupported Media Type - The server is refusing to service the request because the entity of the request is in a format not supported by the requested resource for the requested method. This error must be returned, when the client is explicitly asking for format other than JSON (application/json).

Server Errors
  • 500 Internal Server Error - The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request. This error code must be used when an exception is raised in the application and the exception has nothing to do with the client request.

1.1.8. CRUD Examples

The following examples show the basic CRUD operations (Create, Read, Update, Delete) using the REST API.

The commands below use basic authentication via the --user admin:smartvm credentials argument. For multiple API calls, it is recommended to access the ManageIQ REST API via token-based authentication. See Authentication for details.

Show a Collection of Resources

Get a collection of services: GET /api/services

curl --user admin:smartvm
	-i -X GET -H "Accept: application/json"
	https://hostname/api/services
Return a Single Resource

Return a single service: GET /api/services/:id

curl --user admin:smartvm
	-i -X GET -H "Accept: application/json"
	https://hostname/api/services/1
Create a Resource

Create a new provider: POST /api/providers

curl --user admin:smartvm
      -i -X POST -H "Accept: application/json"
      -d '{
            "type"      : "ManageIQ::Providers::Redhat::InfraManager",
            "name"      : "RHEVM Provider",
            "hostname"  : "rhevm.local.com",
            "ipaddress" : "192.168.5.1",
            "credentials" : {
              "userid"   : "admin",
              "password" : "12345"
            }
      }'
      https://hostname/api/providers
Update a Resource

Update the name of a service: PUT /api/services/:id

curl --user admin:smartvm
      -i -X PUT -H "Accept: application/json"
      -d '{ "name" : "updated service name" }'
      https://hostname/api/services/1
Delete a Resource

Delete a service: DELETE /api/services/:id

curl --user admin:smartvm
	-i -X DELETE -H "Accept: application/json"
	https://hostname/api/services/1

1.2. Authentication

There are two methods of authentication for the ManageIQ REST API:

  • Basic Authentication: The user and password credentials are passed in with each HTTP request.

  • Token based Authentication: The client requests a token for the username/password credentials specified. Then the token is used in lieu of the username/password for each subsequent API call.

1.2.1. Using Basic Authentication

The following example demonstrates how to use basic authentication:

$ curl --user username:password
	  -i -X GET -H "Accept: application/json"
	  https://hostname/api/services/1013

Red Hat recommends token-based authentication for multiple REST API calls.

1.2.2. Using Authentication Tokens

Authentication Tokens:
  • Are associated with the user credential.

  • Provide the necessary identification for RBAC in subsequent REST calls.

  • Expire after a certain amount of time (10 minutes by default).

Request
$ curl --user username:password
        -i X GET -H "Accept: application/json"
        https://hostname/api/auth
Response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "auth_token" : "af0245-238722-4d23db",
  "expires_on" : "2013-12-07T18:20:07Z"
}
Request using Token based authentication
$ curl -i -X GET -H "Accept: application/json"
       -H "X-Auth-Token: af0245-238722-4d23db"
       https://hostname/api/services/1013
Failed response due to invalid token
HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="Application"
...

When a request fails due to an invalid token, the client must re-authenticate with the user credentials to obtain a new Authentication Token.

1.3. JSON Specification

The API uses JSON throughout; the Content-Type for all requests and responses is application/json.

As is general practice with REST, clients should not make assumptions about the server’s URL space. Clients are expected to discover all URL’s by navigating the API. To keep this document readable, we still mention specific URL’s, generally in the form of an absolute path. Clients should not use these, or assume that the actual URL structure follows these examples, and instead use discovered URL’s. Any client should start its discovery with the API entry point, here denoted with /api.

1.3.1. Basic types

The following are basic data types and type combinators that are used throughout:

Name Explanation Example serialization

Integer

Integer value

{ "id" : 10 }

String

JSON string

{ "state" : "running" }

URL

Absolute URL

{ "href" : "http://SERVER/vms/1/start" }

Timestamp

Timestamp in ISO8601 format

{ "created" : "2013-12-05T08:15:30Z" }

Array[T]

Array where each entry has type T

{ "vms" : [ { "id" : 1 }, { "id" : 2 }] }

Ref[T]

A reference to a T, used to model relations, the T is a valid Resource identifier

{ "vm" : { "href" : URL } }

Collection

Array[T] where T represents a Ref[T], this might allow actions to be executed on all members as a single unit

{ "vms" : { "count" : 2, "resources" : [ { "href" : URL}, { "href" : URL } ], "actions" : [] }

Struct

A structure with sub-attributes

"power_state": {"state" : "ON", "last_boot_time" : "2013-05-29T15:28Z", "state_change_time" : "2013-05-29T15:28Z"}

1.3.2. Common Attributes and Actions

The following describes attributes and actions that are shared by all resources and collections defined in this API.

Table 1. Attributes
Attribute Type Description

id

Integer

An integer identifier for the referenced resource

href

Ref(self)

A unique self reference

name

String

A human name of the resource

{
  "href" : "https://hostname/api/resources/1",
  "id" : 1,
  "name" : "first_resource"
}
Table 2. Actions
Action HTTP method Description

create

POST

Create new resource in the collection

edit

PUT/PATCH/POST

Edit attributes in resource

delete

DELETE

Delete resource

The availability of these common actions depends on the role and permissions that the current API user has for a particular resource.

1.3.3. Collections

Resources can be grouped into collections. Each collection is unordered, and is homogeneous so that it contains only one type of resource. Resources can also exist outside any collection; these resources are referred to as singleton resources. Collections are themselves resources as well.

Collections can exist globally, at the top level of an API, and can also be contained inside a single resource. The latter are referred to as sub-collections. Sub-collections are usually used to express a relationship where one resource is contained within another.

Collections are serialized in JSON in the following way:

{
  "name" : "String",
  "count": String,
  "subcount": String,
  "resources": [ ... ],
  "actions": [ ... ]
}
  • The count attribute in a collection always denotes the total number of items in the collection, not the number of items returned.

  • The subcount attribute in a collection depicts the number of items returned.

  • The resources attribute is an Array[T], where T might be a list of references to the T or, if expanded, a list of resources with all attributes.

  • The actions attribute contains an Array of actions that can be performed against the collection resources.

1.3.4. Action Specification

The representation of each resource will only contain an action and its URL if the current user is presently allowed to perform that action against that resource. Actions will be contained in the actions attribute of a resource; that attribute contains an array of action definition, where each action definition has a rel, method and a href attribute.

  • name attribute contains the action name

  • method attribute states the HTTP method that must be used in a client HTTP request in order to perform the given action (eg. GET, POST, PUT, DELETE)

  • href attribute contains the absolute URL that the HTTP request should be performed against

  • form is an optional attribute that references a JSON document which describes the resource attributes that can be provided in the message body when performing this action. This description indicates which of those attributes are mandatory and which are optional.

Collection actions

The actions performed against a collection of resources, are in most cases batch operations against multiple resources. The action request must include an HTTP body with the action name and the list of resource representations that the action will be performed against.

The resource representation might include the resource attributes as they can change the way how the action is actually performed. In the example below, the first resource is started with enable_ipmi attribute, but the second resource omits this attribute which means the default value will be used.

Sample JSON request body for collection action:

POST /api/vms

{
  "action": "start",
  "resources" : [
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms/1", "enable_ipmi" : "enabled", "initial_state" : "started" },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms/2" }
  ]
}

Actions in collection:

{
  "name" : "String",
  "count": String,
  "subcount": String,
  "resources": [ ... ],
  "actions": [
    {
	"name"   : "shutdown",
	"method" : "post",
	"href"   : "URL"
    },
    {
	"name"   : "restart",
	"method" : "post",
	"href"   : "URL"
    },
    {
	"name"   : "poweron",
	"method" : "post",
	"href"   : "URL"
    },
    {
	"name"   : "poweroff",
	"method" : "post",
	"href"   : "URL"
    },
    {
	"name"   : "suspend",
	"method" : "post",
	"href"   : "URL"
    },
    {
	"name"    : "edit",
	"method" : "post",
	"form"   : { "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms?form_for=add" },
	"href"   : "URL"
    },
    {
	"name"   : "destroy",
	"method" : "delete",
	"href"   : "URL"
    }
  ]
}
Resource actions

An action performed against a given resource is always described in the body of the HTTP request. The HTTP body could contain a list of resource attributes that dictate how the state of the receiving resource is to be changed once the action is performed. At minimum the JSON document in the message body must contain the name of the action to be performed.

In cases where no attributes are required to perform an action the HTTP body will contain an empty JSON document, in which case default values will be assigned to the corresponding attributes.

Sample JSON request body for resource action:

POST /api/vms/123

{
  "action"   : "start",
  "resource" : { "enable_ipmi" : "enabled" }
}

POST /api/vms/321

{
  "action"   : "start",
  "resource" : {}
}

Actions in a resource:

{
  "href"  : "Ref(self)",
  "id"    : Integer,
  "name"  : "resource human name",
  "actions" : [
    {
	"name"   : "edit",
	"method" : "post",
	"form"   : { "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms?form_for=edit" },
	"href"   : "URL"
    }
  ]
}

1.3.5. Forms

Getting a Form

The URL to fetch a form is part of the action serialization. In a case when no form is referenced, the action does not require any attributes to be performed.

Resource including an action with a Form:

{
  "href" : "Ref(self)",
  "id" : Integer,
  "name" : "resource human name",
  "actions": [
    {
	"name    : "edit",
	"method" : "post",
	"form"   : { "href" : "https://hostname/vms?form_for=edit" },
	"href"   : "URL"
    }
  ]
}
GET /api/vms?form_for=edit HTTP/1.1

Example of a Form:

{
  "required" : [ "name", "host" ],
  "optional" : [ "description" ]
  "internal" : [ "power_state", "created_on"]
}

The following describes the semantics of the attribute identifiers:

  • required - These attributes must be specified for the action to be carried out.

  • optional - These are optional attributes, which may be specified and processed by the action. These may be shown in a UI but not enforced.

  • internal - It is not necessary to define these, but they are required for a UI form to show and extended a form with more attributes than the required and optional identifiers permit. This identifier shows what attributes are system managed and not modifiable by the REST client.

1.4. Query Specification

This specification identifies the controls available when querying collections.

1.4.1. Control Attributes

The controls are specified in the GET URL as attribute value pairs as follows:

GET /api/resources?ctl1=val1&ctl2=val2
Category Attribute Semantics

Paging

offset

0-based offset of first item to return

limit

number of items to return. If 0 is specified then the remaining items are returned

Scope

filter[]

One or more filters to search on. See Filtering below.

attributes=atr1,atr2,…​

Which attributes in addition to id and href to return. If not specified or all (default is attributes=all), then all attributes are returned

expand=resources

To expand the resources returned in the collection and not just the href. See Expanding Collection below

Sorting

sort_by=atr1,atr2,…​

By which attribute(s) to sort the result by

sort_order=ascending or descending

Order of the sort

  • The count attribute in a collection always denotes the total number of items in the collection, not the number of items returned.

  • The subcount attribute in a collection denotes the number of items from the collection that were returned, for example as the result of a paged request.

1.4.2. Filtering

GET requests against collections support the following query parameters to enable filtering:

  • filter[]: The SQL filter to use for querying the collection.

GET /api/resources?filter[]=name='myservice%25'

The query above requests resources that begin with the name myservice. String values must be contained in single or double quotes. Special characters within the quotes must be URL encoded. In the example above, the database wildcard character, %, is encoded as %25.

1.4.3. Expanding Collections

While in the JSON serialization example the description says that the resource might be a list of references to the resource, using the expand parameter returns a full JSON serialization of the resource instead:

GET /api/vms

{
  "name" : "vms"
  "count": 2,
  "subcount": 2,
  "resources": [
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms/1" },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms/2" }
  ],
  "actions": []
}

GET /api/vms?expand=resources

{
  "name" : "vms"
  "count": 2,
  "subcount": 2,
  "resources": [
    {
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms/1",
      "id" : 1,
      "name" : "My First VM",
      ...
    },
    {
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms/2",
      "id" : 2,
      "name" : "My Second VM",
      ...
    }
  ],
  "actions": []
}

2. Reference Guide

2.1. Authentication

Type Mechanism

Basic Authentication

Basic HTTP Authorization with user and password

Token Based Authentication

- Acquiring Token

/api/auth with Basic Authentication

- Authenticating with Token

X-Auth-Token Header

2.2. HTTP Headers

Header Value

Authorization

Basic base64_encoded(user:password)

X-Auth-Token

Token provided by /api/auth

Accept

application/json

Content-Type

application/json

2.3. Listing and Querying Collections and Sub-Collections

Feature Path

Listing Available Collections

/api

Listing Collections

/api/<collection>

Listing Sub-Collections

/api/<collection>/<id>/<sub-collection>

Querying Capability Query Parameters

Paging

offset, limit

Sorting

sort_by=attr, sort_order=asc|desc

Filtering

filter[]="…​"

Querying by Tag

i.e. by_tag=/department/finance

Expanding Results

expand=<what>, i.e. expand=resources,tags,service_templates,…​

Selecting Attributes

attributes=<attr1>,<attr2>,…​ i.e. attributes=id,name,type,…​

Attributes can be:

Database columns

Virtual attributes

Relationships

2.4. Collection Queries

Collection URL

Automation Requests

/api/automation_requests

Availability Zones

/api/availability_zones

Clusters

/api/clusters

Conditions

/api/conditions

Datastores

/api/data_stores

Events

/api/events

Flavors

/api/flavors

Groups

/api/groups

Hosts

/api/hosts

Policies

/api/policies

Actions

/api/policy_actions

Policy Profiles

/api/policy_profiles

Providers

/api/providers

Provision Requests

/api/provision_requests

Request Tasks

/api/request_tasks

Requests

/api/requests

Resource Pools

/api/resource_pools

Roles

/api/roles

Security Groups

/api/security_groups

EVM Servers

/api/servers

Service Catalogs

/api/service_catalogs

Service Requests

/api/service_requests

Service Templates

/api/service_templates

Services

/api/services

Tags

/api/tags

Tasks

/api/tasks

Templates

/api/templates

Users

/api/users

Vms

/api/vms

Zones

/api/zones

For example queries, see "Queries".

2.5. Sub-Collection Queries

Sub-Collection URL

Tagging

/api/<collection>/:id/tags

Policies

/api/<collection>/:id/policies

Policy Profiles

/api/<collection>/:id/policy_profiles

Service Requests

/api/service_templates/:id/service_requests

Request Tasks

/api/service_requests/:id/request_tasks

/api/automation_requests/:id/request_tasks

/api/provision_requests/:id/request_tasks

Request Tasks can also be accessed via the tasks alias

/api/service_requests/:id/tasks

/api/automation_requests/:id/tasks

/api/provision_requests/:id/tasks

2.6. Available Actions

Action Method URL Example

Add Service Catalog

POST

/api/service_catalogs

Add Service Catalogs

POST

/api/service_catalogs

Edit Service Catalog

POST

/api/service_catalogs/<replaceable>id</replaceable>

Edit Service Catalogs

POST

/api/service_catalogs

Automation Request

POST

/api/automation_requests

Automation Requests

POST

/api/automation_requests

Edit Service

POST

/api/services/<replaceable>id</replaceable>

Edit Service via PUT

PUT

/api/services/<replaceable>id</replaceable>

Edit Service via PATCH

PATCH

/api/services/<replaceable>id</replaceable>

Edit Services

POST

/api/services/

Assign Tags to a Service

POST

/api/services/<replaceable>id</replaceable>/tags

Assign a Tag by Name to a Service

POST

/api/services/<replaceable>id</replaceable>/tags

Assign a Tag by Name to a Service

POST

/api/services/<replaceable>id</replaceable>/tags

Unassign Tags from Service

POST

/api/services/<replaceable>id</replaceable>/tags

Retire Service Now

POST

/api/services/<replaceable>id</replaceable>

Retire Service in Future

POST

/api/services/<replaceable>id</replaceable>

Retire Services

POST

/api/services

Delete Service

DELETE

/api/services/<replaceable>id</replaceable>

Delete Services

POST

/api/services

Edit Service Template

POST

/api/service_templates/<replaceable>id</replaceable>

Edit Service Templates

POST

/api/service_templates

Assign Tags to Service Template

POST

/api/service_templates/<replaceable>id</replaceable>/tags

Unassign Tags from Service Template

POST

/api/service_templates/<replaceable>id</replaceable>/tags

Delete Service Template

DELETE

/api/service_templates/<replaceable>id</replaceable>

Delete Service Templates

POST

/api/service_templates

Assign Service Templates

POST

/api/service_catalogs/<replaceable>id</replaceable>/service_templates

Unassign Service Templates

POST

/api/service_catalogs/<replaceable>id</replaceable>/service_templates

Order Service

POST

/api/service_catalogs/<replaceable>id</replaceable>/service_templates

Order Services

POST

/api/service_catalogs/<replaceable>id</replaceable>/service_templates

Delete Service Catalog

DELETE

/api/service_catalogs/<replaceable>id</replaceable>

Delete Service Catalogs

POST

/api/service_catalogs

Provision Request

POST

/api/provision_requests

Provision Requests

POST

/api/provision_requests

Create a Provider

POST

/api/providers

Create a Provider with Compound Credentials

POST

/api/providers

Edit a Provider

POST

/api/providers

Update a Provider

POST

/api/providers

Delete a Provider

POST

/api/providers

Delete Multiple Providers

POST

/api/providers

Refresh a Provider

POST

/api/providers

Scan a VM

POST

/api/vms

Set Owner of a VM

POST

/api/vms

Add a Lifecycle Event to a VM

POST

/api/vms

Add an Event to a VM

POST

/api/vms

Start a VM

POST

/api/vms

Stop a VM

POST

/api/vms

Suspend a VM

POST

/api/vms

Delete VMs

DELETE

/api/vms

2.7. Provisioning Request Attributes

2.7.1. Provisioning Request Attribute Groups

Attribute Group Type Description

version

string

Interface version. Defaults to 1.1

template_fields

hash

Fields used to find the template virtual machine. Provide any or all fields. Supply a guid or ems_guid to protect against matching same-named templates on different Providers within the appliance.

Supported fields are: name=[VM Template Name] Example: template_1 guid=[guid value from vms resource] ems_guid=[uid_ems value from vms resource]

vm_fields

hash

Allows for setting properties on the Service Catalog, Hardware, Network, Customize, and Schedule tabs in the Provisioning dialog.

requester

hash

Allows for the setting of properties on the Requester tab in the Provisioning dialog.

tags

hash

Tags to apply to newly created virtual machine.

Example: network_location=Internal cc=001

additional_values

hash

Additional values are name-value pairs stored with a provision request, but not used by the core provisioning code. These values are usually referenced from automate methods for custom processing.

Example: Store a request_id from an external system so the system can be notified during the provisioning process.

ems_custom_attributes

hash

Custom attributes applied to the virtual machine through the Provider as part of provisioning.

miq_custom_attributes

hash

Custom attributes applied to the virtual machine and stored in the database as part of provisioning.

2.7.2. Service Catalog Attributes

These attributes are used in the vm_fields attribute group:

Attribute Type Description Default

number_of_vms

integer

Number of virtual machines - maximum 50

1

vm_description

string

Virtual machine description - maximum 100 characters

vm_prefix

string

Virtual machine name prefix or suffix

src_vm_id

integer

Name

vm_name

string

Virtual machine name

pxe_image_id

string

Image

pxe_server_id

integer

Server

host_name

string

Host name

provision_type

string

Provision type

vmware

linked_clone

boolean

Linked clone

false

snapshot

string

Snapshot

vm_filter

integer

Filter

2.7.3. Hardware Attributes

These attributes are used in the vm_fields attribute group:

Attribute Type Description Values Default

disk_format

string

Disk format

thick, thin, unchanged

unchanged

cpu_limit

integer

CPU (MHz)

memory_limit

integer

Memory (MB)

number_of_sockets

integer

Number of sockets

1, 2, 4, 8

1

cores_per_socket

integer

Cores per socket

1, 2, 4, 8

1

cpu_reserve

integer

CPU (MHz)

vm_memory

string

Memory (MB)

1024, 2048, 4096

1024

memory_reserve

integer

Memory (MB)

network_adapters

integer

Network adapters

1, 2, 3, 4

1

2.7.4. Network Attributes

These attributes are used in the vm_fields attribute group:

Attribute Type Description

vlan

string

vLAN

mac_address

string

MAC address

2.7.5. Custom Attributes

These attributes are used in the vm_fields attribute group:

Attribute Type Description Values Default

dns_servers

string

DNS server list

sysprep_organization

string

Organization

sysprep_password

string

New administrator password

sysprep_custom_spec

string

Name

sysprep_server_license_mode

string

Identification

perServer, perSeat

ldap_ous

string

LDAP group

sysprep_timezone

string

Timezone

dns_suffixes

string

DNS suffix list

sysprep_product_id

string

ProductID

sysprep_identification

string

Identification

domain, workgroup

sysprep_per_server_max_connections

string

Maximum connections

5

sysprep_computer_name

string

Computer name

sysprep_workgroup_name

string

Workgroup name

WORKGROUP

sysprep_spec_override

boolean

Override specification

false

addr_mode

string

Address mode

static, dhcp

dhcp

linux_host_name

string

Computer name

sysprep_domain_admin

string

Domain admin

sysprep_change_sid

boolean

Change SID

true

sysprep_domain_name

string

Domain name

sysprep_upload_file

string

Upload

gateway

string

Gateway

ip_addr

string

IP address

linux_domain_name

string

Domain name

sysprep_domain_password

string

Domain password

sysprep_auto_logon

boolean

Auto Logon

true

sysprep_enabled

string

Customize

disabled

sysprep_delete_accounts

boolean

Delete accounts

false

sysprep_upload_text

string

Sysprep text

wins_servers

string

WINS server list

subnet_mask

string

Subnet mask

sysprep_full_name

string

Full name

sysprep_auto_logon_count

integer

Auto logon count

1, 2, 3

1

customization_template_id

integer

Script name

root_password

string

Root password

hostname

string

Host name

customization_template_script

string

Script text

2.7.6. Schedule Attributes

These attributes are used in the vm_fields attribute group:

Attribute Type Description Values Default

schedule_type

string

When to provision

schedule, immediately (On Approval)

immediately

vm_auto_start

boolean

Power on virtual machines after creation

true

schedule_time

time

Time to provision on

retirement

integer

Time until retirement

0 (Indefinite), 1.month, 3.months, 6.months

0

retirement_warn

integer

Retirement warning

1.week, 2.weeks, 30.days

1.week

2.7.7. Requester Attributes

These attributes are used in the requester attribute group:

Attribute Type Description

owner_phone

string

Phone

owner_country

string

Country/Region

owner_phone_mobile

string

Mobile phone

owner_title

string

Title

owner_first_name

string

First name

owner_manager

string

Manager name

owner_address

string

Address

owner_company

string

Company

owner_last_name

string

Last name

owner_manager_email

string

Manager e-mail address

owner_city

string

City

owner_department

string

Department

owner_load_ldap

button

Look up LDAP e-mail address

owner_manager_phone

string

Manager phone

owner_state

string

State

owner_office

string

Office

owner_zip

string

Zip code

owner_email

string

E-Mail

request_notes

string

Notes

2.7.8. Environment Attributes

These attributes cannot be passed directly. To use these attributes, provide additional_values and allow customization methods to use these attributes, then modify the request accordingly.

Attribute Type Description Values Default

new_datastore_grow_increment

integer

Grow increment (GB)

new_datastore_create

boolean

Create datastore

false

placement_cluster_name

integer

Name

new_datastore_aggregate

string

Aggregate

new_datastore_max_size

integer

Max size (GB)

new_datastore_storage_controller

string

Controller

cluster_filter

integer

Filter

host_filter

integer

Filter

ds_filter

integer

Filter

new_datastore_volume

string

Volume

placement_host_name

integer

Name

placement_ds_name

integer

Name

new_datastore_fs_type

string

FS Type

NFS, VMFS

NFS

rp_filter

integer

Filter

new_datastore_thin_provision

string

Thin provision

placement_auto

boolean

Choose automatically

false

new_datastore_size

integer

Size (GB)

new_datastore_autogrow

string

Autogrow

false

placement_folder_name

integer

Name

new_datastore_name

string

Name

placement_rp_name

integer

Name

placement_dc_name

integer

Name

3. Examples

This section provides a collection of examples of using the REST API to interact with resources in a ManageIQ environment.

3.1. General Queries

This section introduces a number of general examples of how to use the REST API to query resources, and return information about resources and events.

3.1.1. Queries

Query all virtual machines:

GET /api/vms

Query a specific virtual machine:

GET /api/vms/1386

Query all virtual machines, but return only the name and vendor:

GET /api/vms?expand=resources&attributes=name,vendor

Query all virtual machines named sample*, and return the name and vendor:

GET /api/vms?expand=resources&attributes=name,vendor&filter[]="name='sample%'"

Query all virtual machines, but only return the first 500 results:

GET /api/vms?offset=0&limit=500

Query all virtual machines, but return the second 500 results:

GET /api/vms?offset=500&limit=500

Query the first 1000 virtual machines named test*, get the name, vendor, and guid, and sort by name in ascending order:

GET /api/vms?offset=0&limit=1000&filter[]="name='test%'"&expand=resources&attributes=name,vendor,guid&sort_by=name&sort_order=asc

Query services tagged for the finance department:

GET /api/services?by_tag=/department/finance

Get the details of tags for the first service:

GET /api/services/1/tags?expand=resources

Get the details of the first service catalog and related details on the assigned service templates:

GET /api/service_catalogs/1?expand=service_templates
GET /api/service_templates/25/service_requests?expand=resources,request_tasks

Get a specific provision request with expanded details on the associated provision request tasks:

GET /api/provision_requests/120?expand=tasks

3.1.2. Paging Queries

This series of requests shows paging queries and the expected responses for each subsequent page.

Request:
GET /api/vms?offset=0&limit=500
    &sort_order=asc&sort_by=name
    &expand=resources&attributes=name
Response:
{
  "name": "vms",
  "count": 1912,
  "subcount": 500,
  "resources": [
    {
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/176",
      "id": 176,
      "name": "53 Zone1"
    },
    ...
    {
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1575",
      "id": 1575,
      "name": "VmEmpty-3de98f0f-c6f3-4f8b-a932-554713a61067"
    }
  ],
  "actions": [
  ]
}
Request:
GET /api/vms?offset=500&limit=500
    &sort_order=asc&sort_by=name
    &expand=resources&attributes=name
Response:
{
  "name": "vms",
  "count": 1912,
  "subcount": 500,
  "resources": [
    {
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1574",
      "id": 1574,
      "name": "VmEmpty-3e13ff43-6907-4a22-8f95-58aeb1bffa0b"
    },
    ...
    {
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1076",
      "id": 1076,
      "name": "VmEmpty-9a885181-7771-4f91-9805-245c7606d833"
    }
  ],
  "actions": [
  ]
}
Request:
GET /api/vms?offset=1000&limit=500
    &sort_order=asc&sort_by=name
    &expand=resources&attributes=name
Response:
{
  "name": "vms",
  "count": 1912,
  "subcount": 500,
  "resources": [
    {
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1074",
      "id": 1074,
      "name": "VmEmpty-9ab9e101-92b0-4b6b-864e-e196538da8a8"
    },
    ...
    {
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/575",
      "id": 575,
      "name": "VmEmpty-f251f135-01c8-4d44-b8e1-37b30844a9dd"
    }
  ],
  "actions": [
  ]
}
Request:
GET /api/vms?offset=1500&limit=500
    &sort_order=asc&sort_by=name
    &expand=resources&attributes=name
Response:
{
  "name": "vms",
  "count": 1912,
  "subcount": 412,
  "resources": [
    {
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/574",
      "id": 574,
      "name": "VmEmpty-f28912f3-b096-487f-9763-97b39b67364b"
    },
    ...
    {
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1907",
      "id": 1907,
      "name": "yy_vm"
    }
  ],
  "actions": [
  ]
}

In this last request, the subcount was less than the requested page size, thus denoting the last page of data being returned.

3.1.3. Querying a Delete Task

Request:
GET /api/tasks/625
Response:
{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/625",
  "id": 625,
  "name": "Provider id:106 name:'rhevm102' deleting",
  "state": "Finished",
  "status": "Ok",
  "message": "Task completed successfully",
  "userid": "admin",
  "created_on": "2015-05-06T14:02:26Z",
  "updated_on": "2015-05-06T14:02:32Z"
}

3.2. Service Catalogs

This section provides examples of how to interact with service catalogs.

3.2.1. Adding a Sample Service Catalog

Request:
POST /api/service_catalogs
{
   "action" : "create",
   "resource" : {
        "name" : "Sample Service Catalog",
        "description" : "Description of Sample Service Catalog",
        "service_templates" : [
          { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/3" },
          { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/4" }
        ]
   }
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 7,
      "name": "Sample Service Catalog",
      "description": "Description of Sample Service Catalog"
    }
  ]
}

3.2.2. Adding Multiple Service Catalogs

Request:
POST /api/service_catalogs
{
   "action" : "create",
   "resources" : [
      {
        "name" : "First Sample Service Catalog",
        "description" : "Description of First Sample Service Catalog",
        "service_templates" : [
          { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/1" },
          { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/2" }
        ]
      },
      {
        "name" : "Second Sample Service Catalog",
        "description" : "Description of Second Sample Service Catalog",
        "service_templates" : [
          { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/3" },
          { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/4" }
        ]
      },
      {
        "name" : "Third Sample Service Catalog",
        "description" : "Description of Third Sample Service Catalog",
        "service_templates" : [
          { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/5" },
          { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/6" }
        ]
      }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 8,
      "name": "First Sample Service Catalog",
      "description": "Description of First Sample Service Catalog"
    },
    {
      "id": 9,
      "name": "Second Sample Service Catalog",
      "description": "Description of Second Sample Service Catalog"
    },
    {
      "id": 10,
      "name": "Third Sample Service Catalog",
      "description": "Description of Third Sample Service Catalog"
    }
  ]
}

3.2.3. Assigning Service Templates to Service Catalogs

Request:
POST /api/service_catalogs/6/service_templates
{
  "action" : "assign",
  "resources" : [
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/5" },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/1" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Service Template id:5 name:'template5'",
      "service_template_id": 5,
      "service_template_href": "https://hostname/api/service_templates/5",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/6"
    },
    {
      "success": false,
      "message": "Service Template 1 is currently assigned to Service Catalog 3",
      "service_template_id": 1,
      "service_template_href": "https://hostname/api/service_templates/1",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/6"
    }
  ]
}

3.2.4. Editing a Service Catalog

Request:
POST /api/service_catalog/7
{
   "action" : "edit",
   "resource" : {
      "description" : "Updated Description of the Seventh Service Catalog"
   }
}
Response:
{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/7",
  "id": 7,
  "name": "Sample Service Catalog",
  "description": "Updated Description of the Seventh Service Catalog",
  "service_templates": {
    "count": 1,
    "resources": [
      {
        "href": "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/7/service_templates/3"
      }
    ]
  }
}

3.2.5. Editing Multiple Service Catalogs

Request:
POST /api/service_catalogs
{
   "action" : "edit",
   "resources" : [
     {
       "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/3",
       "description" : "Updated Description for Third Service Catalog"
     },
     {
       "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/6",
       "description" : "Updated Description for Sixth Service Catalog"
     }
   ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 3,
      "name": "Service Catalog B Added from REST API",
      "description": "Updated Description for Third Service Catalog"
    },
    {
      "id": 6,
      "name": "Service Catalog E Added from REST API",
      "description": "Updated Description for Sixth Service Catalog"
    }
  ]
}

3.2.6. Ordering a Single Service from a Service Catalog

Request:
POST /api/service_catalogs/1/service_templates
{
  "action" : "order",
  "resource" : {
    "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/3",
    "option_0_vm_target_name" : "test-vm-0001",
    "option_0_vm_target_hostname" : "test-vm-0001"
  }
}
Response:
{
  results: [
    {
      "approval_state": "pending_approval",
      "created_on": "2014-07-02T19:28:12Z",
      "description": "Provisioning Service [aws-ubuntu-api] from [aws-ubuntu-api]",
      "destination_id": null,
      "destination_type": null,
      "fulfilled_on": null,
      "id": 13,
      "message": "Service_Template_Provisioning - Request Created",
      "options": {
        "dialog": {
          "dialog_option_0_vm_target_name" : "test-vm-0001",
          "dialog_option_0_vm_target_hostname" : "test-vm-0001"
        }
    }
    "request_state": "pending",
    "request_type": "clone_to_service",
    "requester_id": 1,
    "requester_name": "Administrator",
    "source_id": 6,
    "source_type": "ServiceTemplate",
    "status": "Ok",
    "updated_on": "2014-07-02T19:28:12Z",
    "userid": "admin"
    }
  ]
}

3.2.7. Ordering Multiple Services from a Service Catalog

Request:
POST /api/service_catalogs/2/service_templates
{
  "action" : "order",
  "resources" : [
    {
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/3",
      "option_1_vm_target_name" : "sample-vm-1201",
      "option_2_vm_target_hostname" : "sample-vm-1201"
    },
    {
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/3",
      "option_1_vm_target_name" : "sample-vm-1202",
      "option_2_vm_target_hostname" : "sample-vm-1202"
    },
    {
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/4",
      "option_1_vm_target_name" : "dev-vm1",
      "option_2_vm_target_hostname" : "dev-vm1",
      "option_3_vm_memory" : '16384'
    },
  ]
}
Response:
{
  results: [
    {
      "approval_state": "pending_approval",
      "created_on": "2014-07-02T19:28:12Z",
      "description": "Provisioning Service [sample-vm-1201] from [sample-vm-1201]",
      "destination_id": null,
      "destination_type": null,
      "fulfilled_on": null,
      "id": 13,
      "message": "Service_Template_Provisioning - Request Created",
      "options": {
        "dialog": {
          "dialog_option_0_vm_target_name" : "test-vm-0001",
          "dialog_option_0_vm_target_hostname" : "test-vm-0001"
        }
    }
    "request_state": "pending",
    "request_type": "clone_to_service",
    "requester_id": 1,
    "requester_name": "Administrator",
    "source_id": 6,
    "source_type": "ServiceTemplate",
    "status": "Ok",
    "updated_on": "2014-07-02T19:28:12Z",
    "userid": "admin"
    },
    {
      "approval_state": "pending_approval",
      "created_on": "2014-07-02T19:28:12Z",
      "description": "Provisioning Service [sample-vm-1202] from [sample-vm-1202]",
      "destination_id": null,
      "destination_type": null,
      "fulfilled_on": null,
      "id": 13,
      "message": "Service_Template_Provisioning - Request Created",
      "options": {
        "dialog": {
          "dialog_option_0_vm_target_name" : "test-vm-0001",
          "dialog_option_0_vm_target_hostname" : "test-vm-0001"
        }
    }
    "request_state": "pending",
    "request_type": "clone_to_service",
    "requester_id": 1,
    "requester_name": "Administrator",
    "source_id": 6,
    "source_type": "ServiceTemplate",
    "status": "Ok",
    "updated_on": "2014-07-02T19:28:12Z",
    "userid": "admin"
    },
    {
      "approval_state": "pending_approval",
      "created_on": "2014-07-02T19:28:12Z",
      "description": "Provisioning Service [sample-vm-1201] from [sample-vm-1201]",
      "destination_id": null,
      "destination_type": null,
      "fulfilled_on": null,
      "id": 13,
      "message": "Service_Template_Provisioning - Request Created",
      "options": {
        "dialog": {
          "dialog_option_0_vm_target_name" : "test-vm-0001",
          "dialog_option_0_vm_target_hostname" : "test-vm-0001"
        }
    }
    "request_state": "pending",
    "request_type": "clone_to_service",
    "requester_id": 1,
    "requester_name": "Administrator",
    "source_id": 6,
    "source_type": "ServiceTemplate",
    "status": "Ok",
    "updated_on": "2014-07-02T19:28:12Z",
    "userid": "admin"
    }
  ]
}

3.2.8. Unassigning Service Templates from a Service Catalog

Request:
POST /api/service_catalogs/6/service_templates
{
  "action" : "unassign",
  "resources" : [
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/1" },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/5" },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/8" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": false,
      "message": "Service Template 1 is not currently assigned to Service Catalog 3",
      "service_template_id": 1,
      "service_template_href": "https://hostname/api/service_templates/1",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/6"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Unassigning Service Template id:5 name:'template5'",
      "service_template_id": 5,
      "service_template_href": "https://hostname/api/service_templates/5",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/6"
    },
    {
      "success": false,
      "message": "Couldn't find ServiceTemplate with id=8",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/6"
    }
  ]
}

3.2.9. Deleting Multiple Service Catalogs

Request:
POST /api/service_catalogs
{
  "action" : "delete",
  "resources" : [
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/8"  },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/9"  },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/10" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "service_catalogs id: 8 deleting",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/8"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "service_catalogs id: 9 deleting",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/9"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "service_catalogs id: 10 deleting",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_catalogs/10"
    }
  ]
}

3.3. Tags

This section provides examples of how to interact with tags.

3.3.1. Assigning Tags to a Service

Request:
POST /api/services/101/tags
{
  "action" : "assign",
  "resources" : [
    { "category" : "location", "name" : "ny" },
    { "category" : "department", "name" : "finance" },
    { "category" : "environment", "name" : "dev" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'location' name:'ny'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/101",
      "tag_category": "location",
      "tag_name": "ny"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'department' name:'finance'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/101",
      "tag_category": "department",
      "tag_name": "finance"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'environment' name:'dev'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/101",
      "tag_category": "environment",
      "tag_name": "dev"
    }
  ]
}

3.3.2. Assigning Tags by Name to a Service

Request:
POST /api/services/101/tags
{
  "action" : "assign",
  "resources" : [
    { "name" : "/department/finance" },
    { "name" : "/location/ny" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'department' name:'finance'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/101",
      "tag_category": "department",
      "tag_name": "finance"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'location' name:'ny'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/101",
      "tag_category": "location",
      "tag_name": "ny"
    }
  ]
}

3.3.3. Assigning Tags by Reference to a Service

Request:
POST /api/services/101/tags
{
  "action" : "assign",
  "resources" : [
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/services/1/tags/49" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'department' name:'finance'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/101",
      "tag_category": "department",
      "tag_name": "finance",
      "tag_href": "https://hostname/api/tags/49"
    }
  ]
}

3.3.4. Assigning Tags to a Service Template

Request:
POST /api/service_templates/1/tags
{
  "action" : "assign",
  "resources" : [
    { "category" : "location", "name" : "ny" },
    { "category" : "department", "name" : "finance" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'location' name:'ny'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_templates/1",
      "tag_category": "location",
      "tag_name": "ny"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'department' name:'finance'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_templates/1",
      "tag_category": "department",
      "tag_name": "finance"
    }
  ]
}

3.3.5. Assigning Tags to a Virtual Machine

Request:
POST /api/vms/101/tags
{
  "action" : "assign",
  "resources" : [
    { "name" : "/department/finance" },
    { "name" : "/location/ny" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'location' name:'ny'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/101",
      "tag_category": "location",
      "tag_name": "ny"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'department' name:'finance'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/101",
      "tag_category": "department",
      "tag_name": "finance"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'environment' name:'dev'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/101",
      "tag_category": "environment",
      "tag_name": "dev"
    }
  ]
}

3.3.6. Assigning Tags by Name to a Virtual Machine

Request:
POST /api/vms/101/tags
{
  "action" : "assign",
  "resources" : [
    { "name" : "/department/finance" },
    { "name" : "/location/ny" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'department' name:'finance'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/101",
      "tag_category": "department",
      "tag_name": "finance"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'location' name:'ny'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/101",
      "tag_category": "location",
      "tag_name": "ny"
    }
  ]
}

3.3.7. Assigning Tags by Reference to a Virtual Machine

Request:
POST /api/vms/101/tags
{
  "action" : "assign",
  "resources" : [
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms/1/tags/49" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Assigning Tag: category:'department' name:'finance'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/101",
      "tag_category": "department",
      "tag_name": "finance",
      "tag_href": "https://hostname/api/tags/49"
    }
  ]
}

3.3.8. Unassigning Tags from a Service

Request:
POST /api/services/101/tags
{
  "action" : "unassign",
  "resources" : [
    { "category" : "department", "name" : "finance" },
    { "category" : "environment", "name" : "dev" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Unassigning Tag: category:'department' name:'finance'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/101",
      "tag_category": "department",
      "tag_name": "finance"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Unassigning Tag: category:'environment' name:'dev'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/101",
      "tag_category": "environment",
      "tag_name": "dev"
    }
  ]
}

3.3.9. Unassigning a Tag by Name from a Service

Request:
POST /api/services/101/tags
{
  "action" : "unassign",
  "resources" : [
    { "name" : "/managed/department/finance" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Unassigning Tag: category:'department' name:'finance'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/101",
      "tag_category": "department",
      "tag_name": "finance"
    }
  ]
}

3.3.10. Unassigning a Tag by Reference from a Service

Request:
POST /api/services/101/tags
{
  "action" : "unassign",
  "resources" : [
    { "href" : "tags/49" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Unassigning Tag: category:'department' name:'finance'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/101",
      "tag_category": "department",
      "tag_name": "finance",
      "tag_href": "https://hostname/api/tags/49"
    }
  ]
}

3.3.11. Unassigning Tags from a Service Template

Request:
POST /api/service_templates/1/tags
{
  "action" : "unassign",
  "resources" : [
    { "category" : "location", "name" : "ny" },
    { "category" : "department", "name" : "finance" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Unassigning Tag: category:'location' name:'ny'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_templates/1",
      "tag_category": "location",
      "tag_name": "ny"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Unassigning Tag: category:'department' name:'finance'",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_templates/1",
      "tag_category": "department",
      "tag_name": "finance"
    }
  ]
}

3.4. Automation Requests

This section provides examples of how to interact with automation requests.

3.4.1. Triggering a Single Automation Request

With automation requests:
  • version defaults to 1.1 if not specified.

  • user_name defaults to the REST API authenticated user if not specified.

Request:
POST /api/automation_requests
{
  "version" : "1.1",
  "uri_parts" : {
    "namespace" : "System",
    "class" : "Request",
    "instance" : "InspectME",
    "message" : "create"
  },
  "parameters" : {
    "var1" : "xxxxx",
    "var2" : "yyyyy",
    "var3" : 1024,
    "var4" : true,
    "var5" : "last value"
  },
  "requester" : {
    "user_name" : "admin",
    "auto_approve" : true
  }
}

Optionally, the action-based request format is also supported:

Request:
POST /api/automation_requests
{
  "action" : "create",
  "resource" : {
    "version" : "1.1",
    "uri_parts" : {
      "namespace" : "System",
      "class" : "Request",
      "instance" : "InspectME",
      "message" : "create"
    },
    "parameters" : {
      "var1" : "xxxxx",
      "var2" : "yyyyy",
      "var3" : 1024,
      "var4" : true,
      "var5" : "last value"
    },
    "requester" : {
      "user_name" : "admin",
      "auto_approve" : true
    }
  }
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 12,
      "description": "Automation Task",
      "approval_state": "approved",
      "type": "AutomationRequest",
      "created_on": "2015-04-16T21:49:55Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-04-16T21:49:55Z",
      "requester_id": 1,
      "requester_name": "Administrator",
      "request_type": "automation",
      "request_state": "pending",
      "status": "Ok",
      "options": {
        "message": "create",
        "namespace": "System",
        "class_name": "Request",
        "instance_name": "InspectME",
        "user_id": 1,
        "attrs": {
          "var1": "xxxxx",
          "var2": "yyyyy",
          "var3": 1024,
          "var4": true,
          "var5": "last value",
          "userid": "admin"
        }
      },
      "userid": "admin"
    }
  ]
}

3.4.2. Triggering Multiple Automation Requests

With automation requests:

  • version defaults to 1.1 if not specified.

  • user_name defaults to the REST API authenticated user if not specified.

Request:
POST /api/automation_requests
{
  "action" : "create",
  "resources" : [
    {
      "version" : "1.1",
      "uri_parts" :  {
        "namespace" : "System",
        "class" : "Request",
        "instance" : "InspectME",
        "message" : "create"
      },
      "parameters" : {
        "vm_name" : "test_1",
        "var2" : "yyyyy",
        "var3" : 1024,
        "var4" : true,
        "var5" : "last value"
      },
      "requester" :  {
        "user_name" : "jdoe",
        "auto_approve" : true
      }
    },
    {
      "uri_parts" :  {
        "namespace" : "System",
        "class" : "Request",
        "instance" : "InspectME",
        "message" : "create"
      },
      "parameters" : {
        "vm_name" : "test_2",
        "vm_memory" : 1024,
        "memory_limit" : 16384
      },
      "requester" :  {
        "auto_approve" : true
      }
    },
    {
      "uri_parts" :  {
        "namespace" : "System",
        "class" : "Request",
        "instance" : "InspectME",
        "message" : "create"
      },
      "parameters" : {
        "vm_name" : "test_3",
        "vm_memory" : 2048,
        "memory_limit" : 16384
      },
      "requester" :  {
        "auto_approve" : true
      }
    },
    {
      "uri_parts" :  {
        "namespace" : "System",
        "class" : "Request",
        "instance" : "InspectME",
        "message" : "create"
      },
      "parameters" : {
        "vm_name" : "test_4",
        "vm_memory" : 4096,
        "memory_limit" : 16384
      },
      "requester" :  {
        "auto_approve" : true
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 14,
      "description": "Automation Task",
      "approval_state": "approved",
      "type": "AutomationRequest",
      "created_on": "2015-04-16T21:59:42Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-04-16T21:59:42Z",
      "requester_id": 13,
      "requester_name": "aab",
      "request_type": "automation",
      "request_state": "pending",
      "status": "Ok",
      "options": {
        "message": "create",
        "namespace": "System",
        "class_name": "Request",
        "instance_name": "InspectME",
        "user_id": 13,
        "attrs": {
          "vm_name": "test_1",
          "var2": "yyyyy",
          "var3": 1024,
          "var4": true,
          "var5": "last value",
          "userid": "aab"
        }
      },
      "userid": "aab"
    },
    {
      "id": 15,
      "description": "Automation Task",
      "approval_state": "approved",
      "type": "AutomationRequest",
      "created_on": "2015-04-16T21:59:42Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-04-16T21:59:42Z",
      "requester_id": 1,
      "requester_name": "Administrator",
      "request_type": "automation",
      "request_state": "pending",
      "status": "Ok",
      "options": {
        "message": "create",
        "namespace": "System",
        "class_name": "Request",
        "instance_name": "InspectME",
        "user_id": 1,
        "attrs": {
          "vm_name": "test_2",
          "vm_memory": 1024,
          "memory_limit": 16384,
          "userid": "admin"
        }
      },
      "userid": "admin"
    },
    {
      "id": 16,
      "description": "Automation Task",
      "approval_state": "approved",
      "type": "AutomationRequest",
      "created_on": "2015-04-16T21:59:42Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-04-16T21:59:42Z",
      "requester_id": 1,
      "requester_name": "Administrator",
      "request_type": "automation",
      "request_state": "pending",
      "status": "Ok",
      "options": {
        "message": "create",
        "namespace": "System",
        "class_name": "Request",
        "instance_name": "InspectME",
        "user_id": 1,
        "attrs": {
          "vm_name": "test_3",
          "vm_memory": 2048,
          "memory_limit": 16384,
          "userid": "admin"
        }
      },
      "userid": "admin"
    },
    {
      "id": 17,
      "description": "Automation Task",
      "approval_state": "approved",
      "type": "AutomationRequest",
      "created_on": "2015-04-16T21:59:42Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-04-16T21:59:42Z",
      "requester_id": 1,
      "requester_name": "Administrator",
      "request_type": "automation",
      "request_state": "pending",
      "status": "Ok",
      "options": {
        "message": "create",
        "namespace": "System",
        "class_name": "Request",
        "instance_name": "InspectME",
        "user_id": 1,
        "attrs": {
          "vm_name": "test_4",
          "vm_memory": 4096,
          "memory_limit": 16384,
          "userid": "admin"
        }
      },
      "userid": "admin"
    }
  ]
}

3.5. Provisioning Requests

This section provides examples of how to interact with provisioning requests.

3.5.1. Triggering a Single Provision Request

With provisioning requests:

  • version defaults to 1.1 if not specified.

  • user_name defaults to the REST API authenticated user if not specified.

Request:

Provisioning requests are made available via the following entrypoint, either by specifying a create action or by posting the request directly to /api/provision_requests:

POST /api/provision_requests
{
  "version" : "1.1",
  "template_fields" : {
    "guid" : "afe6e8a0-89fd-11e3-b6ac-b8e85646e742"
  },
  "vm_fields" : {
    "number_of_cpus" : 1,
    "vm_name" : "aab_rest_vm1",
    "vm_memory" : "1024",
    "vlan" : "rhevm"
  },
  "requester" : {
    "user_name" : "jdoe",
    "owner_first_name" : "John",
    "owner_last_name" : "Doe",
    "owner_email" : "jdoe@sample.com",
    "auto_approve" : true
  },
  "tags" : {
    "network_location" : "Internal",
    "cc" : "001"
  },
  "additional_values" : {
    "request_id" : "1001"
  },
  "ems_custom_attributes" : { },
  "miq_custom_attributes" : { }
}

Optionally, the action-based request format is also supported:

Request:
POST /api/provision_requests
{
  "action" : "create",
  "resource" : {
    "version" : "1.1",
      "template_fields" : {
        "guid" : "afe6e8a0-89fd-11e3-b6ac-b8e85646e742"
      },
      "vm_fields" : {
        "number_of_cpus" : 1,
        "vm_name" : "aab_rest_vm1",
        "vm_memory" : "1024",
        "vlan" : "rhevm"
      },
      "requester" : {
        "user_name" : "jdoe",
        "owner_first_name" : "John",
        "owner_last_name" : "Doe",
        "owner_email" : "jdoe@sample.com",
        "auto_approve" : true
      },
      "tags" : {
        "network_location" : "Internal",
        "cc" : "001"
      },
      "additional_values" : {
        "request_id" : "1001"
      },
      "ems_custom_attributes" : { },
      "miq_custom_attributes" : { }
  }
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 18,
      "description": "Provision from [bd-clone-template] to [aab_rest_vm1]",
      "approval_state": "pending_approval",
      "type": "MiqProvisionRequest",
      "created_on": "2015-05-08T17:42:55Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-05-08T17:42:55Z",
      "requester_id": 1,
      "requester_name": "Administrator",
      "request_type": "template",
      "request_state": "pending",
      "message": "VM Provisioning - Request Created",
      "status": "Ok",
      "options": {
        "use_pre_dialog": false,
        "request_type": "template",
        "miq_request_dialog_name": "miq_provision_redhat_dialogs_template",
        "owner_first_name": "John",
        "owner_last_name": "Doe",
        "owner_email": "jdoe@sample.com",
        "vm_tags": [
          62,
          58
        ],
        "addr_mode": [
          "static",
          "Static"
        ],
        "placement_cluster_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "cluster_filter": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "placement_auto": [
          true,
          1
        ],
        "placement_dc_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "number_of_vms": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "src_vm_id": [
          1947,
          "bd-clone-template"
        ],
        "provision_type": [
          "native_clone",
          "Native Clone"
        ],
        "linked_clone": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "vm_name": "aab_rest_vm1",
        "pxe_server_id": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "schedule_type": [
          "immediately",
          "Immediately on Approval"
        ],
        "vm_auto_start": [
          true,
          1
        ],
        "schedule_time": "2015-05-09T13:42:54-04:00",
        "retirement": [
          0,
          "Indefinite"
        ],
        "retirement_warn": [
          604800,
          "1 Week"
        ],
        "stateless": [
          false,
          0
        ],
        "vlan": [
          "rhevm",
          "rhevm"
        ],
        "disk_format": [
          "default",
          "Default"
        ],
        "number_of_sockets": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "cores_per_socket": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "vm_memory": [
          "1024",
          "1024"
        ],
        "network_adapters": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "placement_host_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "placement_ds_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "src_vm_nics": [

        ],
        "src_vm_lans": [

        ],
        "customize_enabled": [
          "enabled"
        ],
        "src_ems_id": [
          105,
          "rhevm230"
        ],
        "auto_approve": false,
        "ws_values": {
          "request_id": "1001"
        },
        "ws_ems_custom_attributes": {
        },
        "ws_miq_custom_attributes": {
        }
      },
      "userid": "jdoe",
      "source_id": 1947,
      "source_type": "VmOrTemplate"
    }
  ]
}

3.5.2. Triggering Multiple Provision Requests

With provisioning requests:

  • version defaults to 1.1 if not specified.

  • user_name defaults to the REST API authenticated user if not specified.

Request:
POST /api/provision_requests
{
  "action" : "create",
  "resources" : [
    {
      "version" : "1.1",
      "template_fields" : { "guid" : "afe6e8a0-89fd-11e3-b6ac-b8e85646e742" },
      "vm_fields" : {
        "vm_name" : "jdoe_rest_vm1",
        "number_of_cpus" : 1,
        "vm_memory" : "1024",
        "vlan" : "nic1"
      },
      "requester" : {
        "user_name" : "jdoe",
        "owner_first_name" : "John",
        "owner_last_name" : "Doe",
        "owner_email" : "jdoe@sample.com",
        "auto_approve" : true
      },
      "tags" : {
        "network_location" : "Internal",
        "cc" : "001"
      },
      "additional_values" : { "request_id" : "1001" },
      "ems_custom_attributes" : { },
      "miq_custom_attributes" : { }
    },
    {
      "template_fields" : { "guid" : "afe6e8a0-89fd-11e3-b6ac-b8e85646e742" },
      "vm_fields" : {
        "vm_name" : "jdoe_rest_vm2",
        "number_of_cpus" : 1,
        "vm_memory" : "2048",
        "vlan" : "nic1"
      },
      "requester" : {
        "owner_first_name" : "John",
        "owner_last_name" : "Doe",
        "owner_email" : "jdoe@sample.com",
        "auto_approve" : true
      },
      "tags" : {
        "network_location" : "Internal",
        "cc" : "001"
      },
      "additional_values" : { "request_id" : "1002" }
    },
    {
      "template_fields" : { "guid" : "afe6e8a0-89fd-11e3-b6ac-b8e85646e742" },
      "vm_fields" : {
        "vm_name" : "jdoe_rest_vm3",
        "number_of_cpus" : 1,
        "vm_memory" : "4096",
        "vlan" : "nic1"
      },
      "requester" : {
        "owner_first_name" : "John",
        "owner_last_name" : "Doe",
        "owner_email" : "jdoe@sample.com",
        "auto_approve" : true
      },
      "tags" : {
        "network_location" : "Internal",
        "cc" : "001"
      },
      "additional_values" : { "request_id" : "1003" }
    }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 19,
      "description": "Provision from [bd-clone-template] to [aab_rest_vm1]",
      "approval_state": "pending_approval",
      "type": "MiqProvisionRequest",
      "created_on": "2015-05-08T18:25:25Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-05-08T18:25:26Z",
      "requester_id": 1,
      "requester_name": "jdoe",
      "request_type": "template",
      "request_state": "pending",
      "message": "VM Provisioning - Request Created",
      "status": "Ok",
      "options": {
        "use_pre_dialog": false,
        "request_type": "template",
        "miq_request_dialog_name": "miq_provision_redhat_dialogs_template",
        "owner_first_name": "John",
        "owner_last_name": "Doe",
        "owner_email": "jdoe@sample.com",
        "vm_tags": [
          62,
          58
        ],
        "addr_mode": [
          "static",
          "Static"
        ],
        "placement_cluster_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "cluster_filter": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "placement_auto": [
          true,
          1
        ],
        "placement_dc_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "number_of_vms": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "src_vm_id": [
          1947,
          "bd-clone-template"
        ],
        "provision_type": [
          "native_clone",
          "Native Clone"
        ],
        "linked_clone": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "vm_name": "aab_rest_vm1",
        "pxe_server_id": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "schedule_type": [
          "immediately",
          "Immediately on Approval"
        ],
        "vm_auto_start": [
          true,
          1
        ],
        "schedule_time": "2015-05-09T14:25:25-04:00",
        "retirement": [
          0,
          "Indefinite"
        ],
        "retirement_warn": [
          604800,
          "1 Week"
        ],
        "stateless": [
          false,
          0
        ],
        "vlan": [
          "rhevm",
          "rhevm"
        ],
        "disk_format": [
          "default",
          "Default"
        ],
        "number_of_sockets": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "cores_per_socket": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "vm_memory": [
          "1024",
          "1024"
        ],
        "network_adapters": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "placement_host_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "placement_ds_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "src_vm_nics": [

        ],
        "src_vm_lans": [

        ],
        "customize_enabled": [
          "enabled"
        ],
        "src_ems_id": [
          105,
          "rhevm230"
        ],
        "auto_approve": false,
        "ws_values": {
          "request_id": "1001"
        },
        "ws_ems_custom_attributes": {
        },
        "ws_miq_custom_attributes": {
        }
      },
      "userid": "jdoe",
      "source_id": 1947,
      "source_type": "VmOrTemplate"
    },
    {
      "id": 20,
      "description": "Provision from [bd-clone-template] to [aab_rest_vm2]",
      "approval_state": "pending_approval",
      "type": "MiqProvisionRequest",
      "created_on": "2015-05-08T18:25:28Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-05-08T18:25:29Z",
      "requester_id": 1,
      "requester_name": "jdoe",
      "request_type": "template",
      "request_state": "pending",
      "message": "VM Provisioning - Request Created",
      "status": "Ok",
      "options": {
        "use_pre_dialog": false,
        "request_type": "template",
        "miq_request_dialog_name": "miq_provision_redhat_dialogs_template",
        "owner_first_name": "John",
        "owner_last_name": "Doe",
        "owner_email": "jdoe@sample.com",
        "vm_tags": [
          62,
          58
        ],
        "addr_mode": [
          "static",
          "Static"
        ],
        "placement_cluster_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "cluster_filter": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "placement_auto": [
          true,
          1
        ],
        "placement_dc_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "number_of_vms": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "src_vm_id": [
          1947,
          "bd-clone-template"
        ],
        "provision_type": [
          "native_clone",
          "Native Clone"
        ],
        "linked_clone": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "vm_name": "aab_rest_vm2",
        "pxe_server_id": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "schedule_type": [
          "immediately",
          "Immediately on Approval"
        ],
        "vm_auto_start": [
          true,
          1
        ],
        "schedule_time": "2015-05-09T14:25:28-04:00",
        "retirement": [
          0,
          "Indefinite"
        ],
        "retirement_warn": [
          604800,
          "1 Week"
        ],
        "stateless": [
          false,
          0
        ],
        "vlan": [
          "rhevm",
          "rhevm"
        ],
        "disk_format": [
          "default",
          "Default"
        ],
        "number_of_sockets": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "cores_per_socket": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "vm_memory": [
          "1024",
          "1024"
        ],
        "network_adapters": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "placement_host_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "placement_ds_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "src_vm_nics": [

        ],
        "src_vm_lans": [

        ],
        "customize_enabled": [
          "enabled"
        ],
        "src_ems_id": [
          105,
          "rhevm230"
        ],
        "auto_approve": false,
        "ws_values": {
          "request_id": "1001"
        },
        "ws_ems_custom_attributes": {
        },
        "ws_miq_custom_attributes": {
        }
      },
      "userid": "jdoe",
      "source_id": 1947,
      "source_type": "VmOrTemplate"
    },
    {
      "id": 21,
      "description": "Provision from [bd-clone-template] to [aab_rest_vm3]",
      "approval_state": "pending_approval",
      "type": "MiqProvisionRequest",
      "created_on": "2015-05-08T18:25:32Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-05-08T18:25:32Z",
      "requester_id": 1,
      "requester_name": "jdoe",
      "request_type": "template",
      "request_state": "pending",
      "message": "VM Provisioning - Request Created",
      "status": "Ok",
      "options": {
        "use_pre_dialog": false,
        "request_type": "template",
        "miq_request_dialog_name": "miq_provision_redhat_dialogs_template",
        "owner_first_name": "John",
        "owner_last_name": "Doe",
        "owner_email": "jdoe@sample.com",
        "vm_tags": [
          62,
          58
        ],
        "addr_mode": [
          "static",
          "Static"
        ],
        "placement_cluster_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "cluster_filter": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "placement_auto": [
          true,
          1
        ],
        "placement_dc_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "number_of_vms": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "src_vm_id": [
          1947,
          "bd-clone-template"
        ],
        "provision_type": [
          "native_clone",
          "Native Clone"
        ],
        "linked_clone": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "vm_name": "aab_rest_vm3",
        "pxe_server_id": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "schedule_type": [
          "immediately",
          "Immediately on Approval"
        ],
        "vm_auto_start": [
          true,
          1
        ],
        "schedule_time": "2015-05-09T14:25:31-04:00",
        "retirement": [
          0,
          "Indefinite"
        ],
        "retirement_warn": [
          604800,
          "1 Week"
        ],
        "stateless": [
          false,
          0
        ],
        "vlan": [
          "rhevm",
          "rhevm"
        ],
        "disk_format": [
          "default",
          "Default"
        ],
        "number_of_sockets": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "cores_per_socket": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "vm_memory": [
          "1024",
          "1024"
        ],
        "network_adapters": [
          1,
          "1"
        ],
        "placement_host_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "placement_ds_name": [
          null,
          null
        ],
        "src_vm_nics": [

        ],
        "src_vm_lans": [

        ],
        "customize_enabled": [
          "enabled"
        ],
        "src_ems_id": [
          105,
          "rhevm230"
        ],
        "auto_approve": false,
        "ws_values": {
          "request_id": "1001"
        },
        "ws_ems_custom_attributes": {
        },
        "ws_miq_custom_attributes": {
        }
      },
      "userid": "jdoe",
      "source_id": 1947,
      "source_type": "VmOrTemplate"
    }
  ]
}

3.5.3. Monitoring Request

Once a provisioning request is created, the response result will include the queryable provision request itself, for example: /api/provision_requests/:id

Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 3068,
      "description": "Provision from [template1] to [###]",
      "approval_state": "pending_approval",
      "type": "MiqProvisionRequest",
      "created_on": "2015-04-14T17:36:30Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-04-14T17:36:30Z",
      "requester_id": 88913,
      "requester_name": "API User",
      "request_type": "template",
      "request_state": "pending",
      "message": "VM Provisioning - Request Created",
      "status": "Ok"
      "options": {
        "use_pre_dialog": false,
        "request_type": "template",
        "miq_request_dialog_name": "miq_provision_dialogs",
        "src_vm_id": [
          109996,
          "template1"
        ],
        "src_vm_nics": [],
        "src_vm_lans": [],
        "src_ems_id": [
          59136,
          "ems_0000000000002"
        ],
        "placement_auto": [
          true,
          1
        ],
        "vm_tags": [],
        "ws_values": {
        },
        "ws_ems_custom_attributes": {
        },
        "ws_miq_custom_attributes": {
        },
        "tags": {
        }
      },
      "userid": "admin",
      "source_id": 109996,
      "source_type": "VmOrTemplate"
    }
  ]
}

In the above example, the request can be queried periodically until the request_state reaches the finished state with:

GET /api/provision_requests/3068

The requests tasks of a provisioning request can also be queried by expanding the request_tasks subcollection as follows:

GET /api/provision_requests/:id?expand=request_tasks

An alias tasks is also defined for the above subcollection:

GET /api/provision_requests/:id?expand=tasks

For a list of available attributes, see the Provisioning Request Attributes section.

3.6. Providers

This section provides examples of how to interact with providers.

3.6.1. Creating a Provider

Request:
POST /api/providers
{
  "type"      : "ManageIQ::Providers::Redhat::InfraManager",
  "name"      : "rhevm101",
  "hostname"  : "rhevm101",
  "ipaddress" : "100.200.300.101",
  "credentials" : {
    "userid"    : "admin_account",
    "password"  : "admin_password"
  }
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 105,
      "name": "rhevm101",
      "hostname": "rhevm101",
      "ipaddress": "100.200.300.101",
      "created_on": "2015-05-05T15:47:41Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-05-05T15:47:41Z",
      "guid": "10360312-f33e-11e4-86c7-b8e85646e742",
      "zone_id": 1,
      "type": "ManageIQ::Providers::Redhat::InfraManager"
    }
  ]
}

3.6.2. Creating a Provider with Compound Credentials

Request:
POST /api/providers
{
  "type"      : "ManageIQ::Providers::Redhat::InfraManager",
  "name"      : "rhevm102",
  "hostname"  : "rhevm102",
  "ipaddress" : "100.200.300.102",
  "credentials" : [
    {
      "userid"    : "default_userid",
      "password"  : "default_password"
    },
    {
      "userid"    : "metrics_userid",
      "password"  : "metrics_password",
      "auth_type" : "metrics"
    }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 106,
      "name": "rhevm102",
      "hostname": "rhevm102",
      "ipaddress": "100.200.300.102",
      "created_on": "2015-05-05T15:57:44Z",
      "updated_on": "2015-05-05T15:57:44Z",
      "guid": "acbd610e-f3f6-11e4-aaba-b8e85646e742",
      "zone_id": 1,
      "type": "ManageIQ::Providers::Redhat::InfraManager"
    }
  ]
}

3.6.3. Refreshing a Provider

Request:
POST /api/providers/105
{
  "action" : "refresh"
}
Response:
{
  "success": true,
  "message": "Provider id:105 name:'rhevm105' refreshing",
  "href": "https://hostname/api/providers/105"
}

3.6.4. Updating a Provider

Request:
POST /api/providers/106
{
  "action"    : "edit",
  "ipaddress" : "100.200.300.112",
  "credentials" : [
    {
      "userid"    : "updated_metrics_userid",
      "password"  : "updated_metrics_password",
      "auth_type" : "metrics"
    }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/providers/106",
  "id": 106,
  "name": "rhevm102",
  "hostname": "rhevm102",
  "ipaddress": "100.200.300.112",
  "created_on": "2015-05-06T13:49:11Z",
  "updated_on": "2015-05-06T13:53:06Z",
  "guid": "acbd610e-f3f6-11e4-aaba-b8e85646e742",
  "zone_id": 1,
  "type": "ManageIQ::Providers::Redhat::InfraManager"
}

3.6.5. Deleting a Provider

Deleting a Single Provider

3.6.6. Request:

DELETE /api/provider/105

Or via the delete action as follows:

POST /api/provider/105
{
  "action" : "delete"
}

3.6.7. Response:

{
  "success": true,
  "message": "Provider id:106 name:'rhevm102' deleting",
  "task_id": 625,
  "task_href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/625",
  "href": "https://hostname/api/providers/106"
}

Delete actions are done asynchronously as it can take a while to complete. The delete task can be queried as follows:

3.6.8. Request:

GET /api/tasks/625

3.6.9. Response:

{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/625",
  "id": 625,
  "name": "Provider id:106 name:'rhevm102' deleting",
  "state": "Finished",
  "status": "Ok",
  "message": "Task completed successfully",
  "userid": "admin",
  "created_on": "2015-05-06T14:02:26Z",
  "updated_on": "2015-05-06T14:02:32Z"
}
Deleting Multiple Providers

3.6.10. Request:

POST /api/providers
{
  "action" : "delete",
  "resources" : [
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/providers/107" },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/providers/108" }
  ]
}

3.6.11. Response:

{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Provider id:107 name:'rhevm102' deleting",
      "task_id": 626,
      "task_href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/626",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/providers/107"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "Provider id:108 name:'rhevm103' deleting",
      "task_id": 627,
      "task_href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/627",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/providers/108"
    }
  ]
}

3.7. Services

This section provides examples of how to interact with services.

3.7.1. Editing a Service

Request:
POST /api/services/101
{
  "action" : "edit",
  "resource" : {
    "name" : "service_101",
    "description" : "This is an updated description for service 101"
  }
}
Response:
{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/services/101",
  "id": 101,
  "name": "service_101",
  "description": "This is an updated description for the service 101",
  "guid": "4a8f96de-a1a6-11e4-9f8d-b8e85646e742",
  "options": {
  },
  "created_at": "2015-01-21T19:47:11Z",
  "updated_at": "2015-04-16T22:17:15Z"
}

3.7.2. Editing Multiple Services

Request:
POST /api/services
{
  "action" : "edit",
  "resources" : [
    {
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/services/81",
      "description" : "This is an updated description for service 81"
    },
    {
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/services/82",
      "description" : "This is an updated description for service 82"
    }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 81,
      "name": "api_gen_A_81",
      "description": "This is an updated description for service 81",
      "guid": "eb6daaf8-7c9b-11e4-8a3a-b8e85646e742",
      "options": {
      },
      "created_at": "2014-12-05T16:29:43Z",
      "updated_at": "2015-04-16T22:43:37Z"
    },
    {
      "id": 82,
      "name": "api_gen_A_82",
      "description": "This is an updated description for service 82",
      "guid": "eb6de400-7c9b-11e4-8a3a-b8e85646e742",
      "options": {
      },
      "created_at": "2014-12-05T16:29:43Z",
      "updated_at": "2015-04-16T22:43:37Z"
    }
  ]
}

3.7.3. Editing a Resource with the PATCH Method

Supported attribute actions for PATCH include add, edit and remove.

Request:
PATCH /api/services/90
[
  { "action" : "edit", "path" : "name", "value" : "updated_service_90" },
  { "action" : "remove", "path" : "description"}
]
Response:
{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/services/90",
  "id": 90,
  "name": "updated_service_90",
  "guid": "eb6fc61c-7c9b-11e4-8a3a-b8e85646e742",
  "options": {
  },
  "created_at": "2014-12-05T16:29:43Z",
  "updated_at": "2015-04-16T22:38:57Z"
}

Note that the description attribute is no longer defined for this service.

3.7.4. Editing a Service with the PUT Method

Request:
PUT /api/services/90
{
  "name" : "new_service_90",
  "description" : "This is a new description for service 90"
}
Response:
{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/services/90",
  "id": 90,
  "name": "new_service_90",
  "description": "This is a new description for service 90",
  "guid": "eb6fc61c-7c9b-11e4-8a3a-b8e85646e742",
  "options": {
  },
  "created_at": "2014-12-05T16:29:43Z",
  "updated_at": "2015-04-16T22:41:37Z"
}

3.7.5. Retiring a Service Immediately

Request:
POST /api/services
{
  "action" : "retire",
  "resource" : { "href" : "https://hostname/api/services/35" }
}
Response:
{
  "results" : [
    {
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/95",
      "id": 95,
      "name": "sample_service_95",
      "description": "Description for sample_service_95",
      "guid": "eb713538-7c9b-11e4-8a3a-b8e85646e742",
      "options": {
      },
      "created_at": "2014-12-05T16:29:43Z",
      "updated_at": "2015-05-08T19:32:00Z"
    }
  ]
}

Alternatively, this can be done by targeting the service directly:

POST /api/services/95
{
  "action" : "retire"
}
Response:
{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/services/95",
  "id": 95,
  "name": "sample_service_95",
  "description": "Description for sample_service_95",
  "guid": "eb713538-7c9b-11e4-8a3a-b8e85646e742",
  "options": {
  },
  "created_at": "2014-12-05T16:29:43Z",
  "updated_at": "2015-05-08T19:32:00Z"
}

3.7.6. Retiring a Service at a Future Time

Request:
POST /api/services/93
{
  "action" : "retire",
  "resource" : { "date" : "10/31/2015", "warn" : "7"  }
}
Response:
{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/services/93",
  "id": 93,
  "name": "sample_service_93",
  "description": "Description for sample_service_93",
  "guid": "eb709e02-7c9b-11e4-8a3a-b8e85646e742",
  "options": {
  },
  "created_at": "2014-12-05T16:29:43Z",
  "updated_at": "2015-05-08T19:40:19Z",
  "retired": false,
  "retires_on": "2015-10-30",
  "retirement_warn": 7
}

3.7.7. Retiring Multiple Services

Request:
POST /api/services
{
  "action" : "retire",
  "resources" : [
      { "href" : "https://hostname/api/services/100" },
      { "href" : "https://hostname/api/services/101", "date" : "11/01/2015", "warn" : "4" },
      { "href" : "https://hostname/api/services/102", "date" : "11/02/2015", "warn" : "4" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 100,
      "name": "cloud_service_100",
      "description": "Description for cloud_service_100",
      "guid": "eb725f94-7c9b-11e4-8a3a-b8e85646e742",
      "options": {
      },
      "created_at": "2014-12-05T16:29:43Z",
      "updated_at": "2015-05-08T19:46:11Z"
    },
    {
      "id": 101,
      "name": "cloud_service_101",
      "description": "Description for cloud_service_101",
      "guid": "4a8f96de-a1a6-11e4-9f8d-b8e85646e742",
      "options": {
      },
      "created_at": "2015-01-21T19:47:11Z",
      "updated_at": "2015-05-08T19:46:19Z",
      "retired": false,
      "retires_on": "2015-11-01",
      "retirement_warn": 4
    },
    {
      "id": 102,
      "name": "cloud_service_102",
      "description": "Description for cloud_service_102",
      "guid": "e2da0cb0-e47e-11e4-a47f-b8e85646e742",
      "options": {
      },
      "created_at": "2015-04-16T21:23:55Z",
      "updated_at": "2015-05-08T19:46:19Z",
      "retired": false,
      "retires_on": "2015-11-02",
      "retirement_warn": 3
    }
  ]
}

3.7.8. Deleting Services

Request:
POST /api/services
{
  "action" : "delete",
  "resources" : [
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/services/97" },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/services/98" },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/services/99" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "services id: 97 deleting",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/97"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "services id: 98 deleting",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/98"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "services id: 99 deleting",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/services/99"
    }
  ]
}

3.8. Virtual Machines

This section provides examples of how to interact with virtual machines.

3.8.1. Scanning a Virtual Machine

Request:
POST /api/vms/1922
{
  "action": "scan"
}
Response:
{
  "success": true,
  "message": "VM id:1922 name:'aab_test_vm' scanning",
  "task_id": 618,
  "task_href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/618",
  "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1922"
}

Optionally, to query the status of the scan:

Request:
GET /api/tasks/618
Response:
{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/618",
  "id": 618,
  "name": "VM id:1922 name:'aab_test_vm' scanning",
  "state": "Finished",
  "status": "Ok",
  "message": "Task completed successfully",
  "userid": "admin",
  "created_on": "2015-05-05T19:37:32Z",
  "updated_on": "2015-05-05T19:37:38Z"
}

3.8.2. Setting the Virtual Machine Owner

Request:
POST /api/vms/1921
{
  "action": "set_owner",
  "resource" : {
    "owner" : "admin"
  }
}
Response:
{
  "success": true,
  "message": "VM id:1921 name:'aab_demo_vm' setting owner to 'admin'",
  "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1921"
}

3.8.3. Adding an Event to a Virtual Machine

Request:
POST /api/vms/1921
{
  "action": "add_event",
  "resource" : {
    "event_type" : "BadUserNameSessionEvent",
    "event_message" : "Cannot login user@test.domain"
  }
}
Response:
{
  "success": true,
  "message": "Adding Event type=BadUserNameSessionEvent message=Cannot login user@test.domain",
  "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1921"
}

3.8.4. Adding a Lifecycle Event to a Virtual Machine

Request:
POST /api/vms/1921
{
  "action" : "add_lifecycle_event",
  "resource" : {
    "event" : "event_name",
    "status" : "event_status",
    "message" : "Message about the event",
    "created_by" : "user_name"
  }
}
Response:
{
  "success": true,
  "message": "VM id:1921 name:'aab_demo_vm' adding lifecycle event=event_name message=Message about the event",
  "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1921"
}

3.8.5. Starting a Virtual Machine

Request:
POST /api/vms/1921
{
  "action": "start"
}
Response:
{
  "success": true,
  "message": "VM id:1921 name:'aab_demo_vm' starting",
  "task_id": 610,
  "task_href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/610",
  "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1921"
}

3.8.6. Querying Task Progress

Request:
GET /api/tasks/620
Response:
{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/610",
  "id": 610,
  "name": "VM id:1921 name:'aab_demo_vm' starting",
  "state": "Queued",
  "status": "Ok",
  "message": "Queued the action: [VM id:1921 name:'aab_demo_vm' starting] being run for user: [admin]",
  "userid": "admin",
  "created_on": "2015-05-05T15:58:08Z",
  "updated_on": "2015-05-05T15:58:08Z"
}

3.8.7. Stopping a Virtual Machine

Request:
POST /api/vms/1921
{
  "action": "stop"
}
Response:
{
  "success": true,
  "message": "VM id:1921 name:'aab_demo_vm' stopping",
  "task_id": 619,
  "task_href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/619",
  "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1921"
}

3.8.8. Suspending a Virtual Machine

Request:
POST /api/vms/1921
{
  "action": "suspend"
}
Response:
{
  "success": true,
  "message": "VM id:1921 name:'aab_demo_vm' suspending",
  "task_id": 620,
  "task_href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/620",
  "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/1921"
}

3.8.9. Deleting Virtual Machines

Deleting a Single Virtual Machine

3.8.10. Request:

DELETE /api/vms/334

On success, the virtual machine targeted for deletion asynchronously and no response content with an HTTP status code of 204 are returned.

Deleting Multiple Virtual Machines

3.8.11. Request:

DELETE /api/vms
{
  "action" : "delete",
  "resources" : [
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms/348" },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms/349" },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/vms/3" }
  ]
}

3.8.12. Response:

{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "VM id:348 name:'aab-temp1' deleting",
      "task_id": 616,
      "task_href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/616",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/348"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "VM id:349 name:'aab-temp2' deleting",
      "task_id": 617,
      "task_href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/617",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/vms/349"
    }
  ]
}

Optionally, monitor the asynchronous virtual machine deletion by accessing the related task as follows:

3.8.13. Request:

GET /api/tasks/616

3.8.14. Response:

{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/tasks/616",
  "id": 616,
  "name": "VM id:348 name:'aab-temp1' deleting",
  "state": "Finished",
  "status": "Ok",
  "message": "Task completed successfully",
  "userid": "admin",
  "created_on": "2015-05-05T19:33:35Z",
  "updated_on": "2015-05-05T19:33:40Z"
}

3.9. Service Templates

This section provides examples of how to interact with service templates.

3.9.1. Editing a Service Template

Request:
POST /api/service_templates/2
{
  "action" : "edit",
  "resource" : {
    "name" : "updated_svc_template_02",
    "description" : "This is an updated description for service template 02"
  }
}
Response:
{
  "href": "https://hostname/api/service_templates/2",
  "id": 2,
  "name": "updated_svc_template_02",
  "description": "This is an updated description for service template 02",
  "guid": "6f7918b4-d6e7-11e4-9837-b8e85646e742",
  "options": {
  },
  "created_at": "2015-03-30T14:17:02Z",
  "updated_at": "2015-04-16T22:30:02Z",
  "service_type": "unknown",
  "service_template_catalog_id": 6
}

3.9.2. Editing Multiple Service Templates

Request:
POST /api/service_templates
{
  "action" : "edit",
  "resources" : [
    {
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/1",
      "description" : "This is an updated description for the first sample service template"
    },
    {
      "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/2",
      "description" : "This is an updated description for the second sample service template"
    }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "template1",
      "description": "This is an updated description for the first sample service template",
      "guid": "6a6fdf7e-d6e7-11e4-9837-b8e85646e742",
      "options": {
      },
      "created_at": "2015-03-30T14:16:53Z",
      "updated_at": "2015-04-16T22:33:09Z",
      "service_type": "unknown",
      "service_template_catalog_id": 3
    },
    {
      "id": 2,
      "name": "updated_svc_template_02",
      "description": "This is an updated description for the second sample service template",
      "guid": "6f7918b4-d6e7-11e4-9837-b8e85646e742",
      "options": {
      },
      "created_at": "2015-03-30T14:17:02Z",
      "updated_at": "2015-04-16T22:33:09Z",
      "service_type": "unknown",
      "service_template_catalog_id": 6
    }
  ]
}

3.9.3. Deleting Multiple Service Templates

Request:
POST /api/service_templates
{
  "action" : "delete",
  "resources" : [
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/4" },
    { "href" : "https://hostname/api/service_templates/5" }
  ]
}
Response:
{
  "results": [
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "service_templates id: 4 deleting",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_templates/4"
    },
    {
      "success": true,
      "message": "service_templates id: 5 deleting",
      "href": "https://hostname/api/service_templates/5"
    }
  ]
}