3.15. Start Virtual Machine

The virtual environment is complete and the virtual machine contains all necessary components to function. This example starts the virtual machine using the start action.

Example 3.18. Start the virtual machine

POST /api/vms/6efc0cfa-8495-4a96-93e5-ee490328cf48/start HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/xml
Content-type: application/xml

<action>
  <vm>
    <os>
      <boot dev="cdrom"/>
    </os>
  </vm>
</action>
cURL command:
curl -X POST -H "Accept: application/xml" -H "Content-Type: application/xml" -u [USER:PASS] --cacert [CERT] -d "<action><vm><os><boot dev='cdrom'/></os></vm></action>" https://[RHEVM Host]:8443/api/vms/6efc0cfa-8495-4a96-93e5-ee490328cf48/start

The additional message entity sets the virtual machine's boot device to CD-ROM for this boot only. This enables the virtual machine to install Red Hat Enterprise Server 6 from the attached ISO image. The boot device reverts back to disk for all future boots.