12.4. Methods

12.4.1. Creating a Storage Domain

Creation of a new storage domain requires the name, type, host and storage elements. Identify the host element with the id attribute or name element.
You can enable the wipe after delete option by default on the storage domain by specifying <wipe_after_delete> in the POST request. This option can be edited after the domain is created, but doing so will not change the wipe after delete property of disks that already exist.

Example 12.3.  Creating a storage domain

POST /ovirt-engine/api/storagedomains HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/xml
Content-type: application/xml
    
<storage_domain>
    <name>data1</name>
    <type>data</type>
    <host id="2ab5e1da-b726-4274-bbf7-0a42b16a0fc3"/>
    <storage>
        <type>nfs</type>
        <address>172.31.0.6</address>
        <path>/exports/RHEVX/images/0</path>
    </storage>
</storage_domain>
The API user attaches the storage domain to a data center after creation.

12.4.2. Updating a Storage Domain

Only the name and wipe after delete elements are updatable post-creation. Changing the wipe after delete element will not change the wipe after delete property of disks that already exist.

Example 12.4.  Updating a storage domain

PUT /ovirt-engine/api/storagedomains HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/xml
Content-type: application/xml
    
<storage_domain>
    <name>data2</name>
    ...
    <wipe_after_delete>true</wipe_after_delete>
    ...
</storage_domain>

12.4.3. Removing a Storage Domain

Removal of a storage domain requires a DELETE request.

Example 12.5. Removing a storage domain

DELETE /ovirt-engine/api/storagedomains/fabe0451-701f-4235-8f7e-e20e458819ed HTTP/1.1

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content