The examples in this guide of HTTP requests and responses illustrate the workflow and content that is associated with automating login to vCloud Air and session set up for vCloud to obtain virtual data center information.

Example request headers follow these conventions:

Header names and values are case-insensitive, and can be submitted or returned in any character case.

Other HTTP headers, such as date, content-length, and server, are omitted because they are not relevant to the specifics of any example.

The XML version and encoding header <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> is omitted in example requests.

Example responses follow these conventions:

Responses show only those elements and attributes that are relevant to the operation being explained. Ellipses (…) indicate omitted content within responses.

The XML version and encoding header <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> is omitted in example responses.

Object IDs shown in href attribute values appear as small integers, for example vchs-2 for compute-uuid or vdc-7 for vdc-uuid. In the API, object IDs are universal unique identifiers (UUIDs) as defined by RFC 4122, for example f5e185a4-7c00-41f1-8b91-0e552d538101.