3.9. Creating a Virtual Machine

This Ruby example creates a virtual machine. This example uses a hash with symbols and nested hashes as their values. Another method, more verbose, is to use the constructors of the corresponding objects directly. See Creating a Virtual Machine Instance with Attributes for more information.

# Get the reference to the "vms" service:
vms_service = connection.system_service.vms_service

# Use the "add" method to create a new virtual machine:
    name: 'myvm',
    cluster: {
      name: 'mycluster'
    template: {
      name: 'Blank'

After creating a virtual machine, it is recommended to poll the virtual machine’s status, to ensure that all the disks have been created.

For more information, see http://www.rubydoc.info/gems/ovirt-engine-sdk/OvirtSDK4/VmsService:add.