Feedback on default behavior for VM Storage Policy

Today, the vCenter REST (vSphere Automation) APIs currently does not support the use of VM Storage Policies when relocating (vMotion, Cross Datacenter vMotion & Storage vMotion) or cloning an existing Virtual Machine. Customers have provided feedback that this is something that they would like to see get added to the current REST APIs and while […]

Minimum permissions to view VM Storage Policies

Any way to allow vCenter users to see #SPBM policies without using global permissions?No pol visible w/cluster level permissions #vmware — Aaron Patten (@Jedimt) January 18, 2017 I saw this question from Aaron yesterday while scrolling through my Twitter timeline and after answering it, I figure I write a quick blog post about it in case this comes […]

SPBM APIs are now included in pyvmomi (vSphere SDK for Python)

I have been spending quite a bit of time lately with PowerCLI Core, especially with one of my pet projects. One of the limitations that PowerCLI Core has today is that the Storage cmdlets which includes vSAN and VVol functionality has not been ported over yet. This means that if you need to do something with VM Storage Policies for […]

Exploring VSAN APIs Part 6 – Modifying Virtual Machine VM Storage Policy

One of the biggest benefit of VSAN is the ability to specify granular storage policies on a per Virtual Machine basis. These storage policies is managed through VMware’s Storage Policy Based Management system and is automatically enforced by VSAN to ensure compliance. A VM Storage Policy can be assigned during the initial deployment of a […]

Extending RVC to support renaming VM Storage Policies

I was recently using RVC (Ruby vSphere Console) to setup one of my VSAN lab environments and I had noticed that in the SPBM namespace, that you could create and delete a VM Storage Policy, but you could not rename an existing one. The great thing about RVC is that it is very extensible and […]