3.13. Example: Create Virtual Machine Storage Disk

The following example creates an 8 GB Copy-On-Write storage disk for the example virtual machine.

Example 3.15. Create a virtual machine storage disk

Request:

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

<disk>
    <storage_domains>
        <storage_domain id="9ca7cb40-9a2a-4513-acef-dc254af57aac"/>  
    </storage_domains>    
    <size>8589934592</size>
    <type>system</type>
    <interface>virtio</interface>
    <format>cow</format>
    <bootable>true</bootable>
</disk>

cURL command:

# curl -X POST -H "Accept: application/xml" -H "Content-Type: application/xml" \
    -u [USER:PASS] --cacert [CERT] \
    -d "<disk><storage_domains> \
    <storage_domain id='9ca7cb40-9a2a-4513-acef-dc254af57aac'/> \
    </storage_domains><size>8589934592</size><type>system</type> \
    <interface>virtio</interface><format>cow</format> \
    <bootable>true</bootable></disk>" \
    https://[RHEVM Host]:443/ovirt-engine/api/vms/6efc0cfa-8495-4a96-93e5-ee490328cf48/disks

The storage_domain element tells the API to store the disk on the data1 storage domain.