3.2. Example: List Data Center Collection

Red Hat Virtualization Manager creates a Default data center on installation. This example uses the Default data center as the basis for our virtual environment.
The following request retrieves a representation of the data center collection:

Example 3.2. List data center collection

Request:

GET /ovirt-engine/api/datacenters HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/xml

cURL command:

# curl -X GET -H "Accept: application/xml" -u [USER:PASS] \
    --cacert [CERT] \
    https://[RHEVM Host]:443/ovirt-engine/api/datacenters

Result:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/xml

<data_centers>
    <data_center href="/ovirt-engine/api/datacenters/00000002-0002-0002-0002-0000000003ab" id="00000002-0002-0002-0002-0000000003ab">
        <name>Default</name>
        <description>The default Data Center</description>
        <link rel="storagedomains"/>
          href="/ovirt-engine/api/datacenters/00000002-0002-0002-0002-0000000003ab/storagedomains"
        <link rel="clusters"/>
          href="/ovirt-engine/api/datacenters/00000002-0002-0002-0002-0000000003ab/clusters" 
        <link rel="networks"/>
          href="/ovirt-engine/api/datacenters/00000002-0002-0002-0002-0000000003ab/networks" 
        <link rel="permissions"/>
          href="/ovirt-engine/api/datacenters/00000002-0002-0002-0002-0000000003ab/permissions" 
        <link rel="quotas"/>
          href="/ovirt-engine/api/datacenters/00000002-0002-0002-0002-0000000003ab/quotas" 
        <link rel="iscsibonds"/>
          href="/ovirt-engine/api/datacenters/00000002-0002-0002-0002-0000000003ab/iscsibonds" 
        <link rel="qoss"/>
          href="/ovirt-engine/api/datacenters/00000002-0002-0002-0002-0000000003ab/qoss" 
        <local>false</local>
        <storage_format>v3</storage_format>
        <version major="4" minor="0"/>
        <supported_versions>
            <version major="4" minor="0"/>
        </supported_versions>
        <status>
            <state>up</state>
        </status>
    </data_center>
</data_centers>

Note the id code of your Default data center. This code identifies this data center in relation to other resources of your virtual environment.
The data center also contains a link to the storagedomains sub-collection. The data center uses this sub-collection to attach storage domains from the storagedomains main collection, which this example covers later.