1.2. Prerequisites

This guide requires the following:
  • A networked installation of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.0, which includes the REST API;
  • A client or programming library that initiates and receives HTTP requests from the REST API. As an example, this guide includes basic instructions on use with cURL in Appendix A, API Usage with cURL;
  • Knowledge of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which is the protocol used for REST API interactions. The Internet Engineering Task Force provides a Request for Comments (RFC) explaining the Hypertext Transfer Protocol at http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2616.txt; and,
  • Knowledge of Extensible Markup Language (XML), which the API uses to construct resource representations. The W3C provides a full specification on XML at http://www.w3.org/TR/xml/.