Data Object - Capability

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Data Object Description

A particular product may or may not support certain features. This data object indicates whether or not a service instance implements these features. This data object type indicates the circumstances under which an operation throws a NotSupported fault.

Support for some features is indicated by the presence or absence of the manager object from the service instance. For example, the AlarmManager manager object indicates collecting alarms is supported. Other features indicate whether or not a given operation on an object throws a NotSupported fault.

Some capabilities depend on the host or virtual machine version. These are specified by using the and vim.vm.Capability objects.


Name Type Description

Indicates whether or not the service instance supports multiple hosts.

Indicates whether network backup and restore feature is supported.

Since vSphere API 5.1

Indicates whether or not the service instance supports provisioning. For example, the CloneVM operation.

All supported Enhanced VMotion Compatibility modes.

Since vSphere API 4.0

Flag indicating whether host user accounts should have the option to be granted shell access

Since VI API 2.5
Properties inherited from DynamicData
dynamicProperty, dynamicType
*Need not be set
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