Delete a service link when you no longer want it to appear in the representation of an vCloud API objects, or when you want to replace it with a new service link.

When you retrieve the list of service links associated with a service, the response is a QueryResultRecords element in which each service link is represented as a ServiceLinkRecord element. The value of the href attribute of a ServiceLinkRecord is a URL you can use to retrieve or delete the service link.

Verify that you are logged in to the vCloud API as a system administrator.

1

Retrieve the XML representation of the service.

This request retrieves the XML representation of the service created in Example: Register an Extension Service:

GET https://vcloud.example.com/api/admin/extension/service/45
2

Examine the response to find the Link for listing service links.

This Link has the following form:

<vcloud:Link
      rel="down:serviceLinks"
      type="application/vnd.vmware.vcloud.query.records+xml"
      href="https://vcloud.example.com/api/admin/extension/service/44/links" />
3

Make a GET request to the link described in Step 2.

4

Examine the response to find the ServiceLinkRecord that represents the service link to delete.

5

Make a DELETE request to the URL in the href attribute value of that ServiceLinkRecord.

Start by getting the service's list of service links.

Request:

GET https://vcloud.example.com/api/admin/extension/service/45

Response:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<QueryResultRecords
   total="3"
   pageSize="25"
   page="1"
   name="serviceLink"
   type="application/vnd.vmware.vcloud.query.records+xml"
   ... >
   ...
   <ServiceLinkRecord
      service="https://vcloud.example.com/api/admin/extension/service/45"
      resourceType="application/vnd.vmware.vcloud.vApp+xml"
      rel="down"
      mimeType="application/vnd.vmware.vcloud.backupList+xml"
      linkHref="{baseUri}api/vApp/vapp-{resourceId}/backups"
      href="https://vcloud.example.com/api/admin/extension/service/link/01ca..." />
   <ServiceLinkRecord
      service="https://vcloud.example.com/api/admin/extension/service/45"
      resourceType="application/vnd.vmware.vcloud.org+xml"
      rel="down"
      mimeType="application/vnd.vmware.vcloud.backupList+xml"
      linkHref="{baseUri}org/{resourceId}"
      href="https://vcloud.example.com/api/admin/extension/service/link/a624..." />
   <ServiceLinkRecord
      service="https://vcloud.example.com/api/admin/extension/service/45"
      resourceType="application/vnd.vmware.vcloud.vApp+xml"
      rel="backup"
      mimeType="application/vnd.vmware.vcloud.createBackupParams+xml"
      linkHref="{baseUri}vApp/vapp-{resourceId}/action/backup"
      href="https://vcloud.example.com/api/admin/extension/service/link/f62e..." />
</QueryResultRecords>
Note

Link id values are truncated in this example.

Using this information, find the ServiceLinkRecord that represents the service link you want to delete, and make a DELETE request to that URL.

DELETE https://vcloud.example.com/api/admin/extension/service/link/f62e...