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REST API workflows to create and modify resource groups

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To perform create and modify resource group operations using the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere REST APIs, you must follow the prescribed sequence of REST API calls.

For each REST API, add https://<server>:<port>; at the front of the REST API to form a complete endpoint.

To create resource groups, follow this workflow:

Step REST API Comments

1

/4.1/policies

Get Policies gets the list of VMware vSphere web client policies.
Note the policyId that you want to use when creating the resource group and the policy frequency.
If no policies are listed, then use the Create Policy REST API to create a new policy.

2

/4.1/resource-groups

Create a Resource Group creates a resource group with the specified policy.
Pass the policyId from Step 1 and enter the policy frequency details in addition to all other required attributes.

To modify resource groups, follow this workflow:

Step REST API Comments

1

/4.1/resource-groups

Get List of Resource Groups gets the list of VMware vSphere web client resource groups.
Note the resourceGroupId that you want to modify.

2

/4.1/policies

If you want to modify the assigned policies, Get Policies gets the list of VMware vSphere web client policies.
Note the policyId that you want to use when modifying the resource group and the policy frequency.

3

/4.1/resource-groups/
{resouceGroupId}

Update a Resource Group modifies the specified resource group.
Pass the resourceGroupId from Step 1.
Optionally, pass the policyId from Step 2 and enter the frequency details in addition to all other required attributes.