Host:Create Initiator

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Create Initiator

POST /compute/hosts/{id}/initiators

Creates a new initiator for a host.

idthe URN of a ViPR Host

Required Roles

  • TENANT_ADMIN

Request Payload

All parameters are required unless otherwise stated.

Field Description Type Notes
<initiator_create>
<protocol> The protocols supported by the initiator which should be FC or iSCSI String Valid Values:
  •  FC = Fibre Channel
  •  iSCSI
<initiator_node> The FC (Fibre Channel) initiator WWN (World Wide Name) of the initiator node String
<initiator_port> The initiator port which can be the WWN of an FC port or the IQN or EUI of an iSCSI port String
<name> The label of the initiator String
</initiator_create>

Response Body

The details of the host initiator when creation is successfully.

This is an asychronous operation that returns a task object. For information on working with tasks, see Asynchronous Operations.

Field Description Type Notes
<task>
<op_id> The task operation id String
<resource>    
<name> The name of the resource String
<id> ViPR ID of the related object URI
<link> A hyperlink to the related object
</resource>      
<tenant>    
<id> ViPR ID of the related object URI
<link> A hyperlink to the related object
</tenant>      
<associated_resources> A list of links for associated resources
<associated_resource>     0-* Elements
<name> The name of the resource String
<id> ViPR ID of the related object URI
<link> A hyperlink to the related object
</associated_resource>      
</associated_resources>
<state> The state of the task String Valid Values:
  •  queued = task is queued
  •  pending = task is pending
  •  ready = task succeed
  •  error = task fails
<message> The task detail message String
<description> The description of the task String
<service_error>    
<code> The numerical code associated with the error encountered when processing a service request Integer
<description> The description of the error String
<details> Detailed information concerning the error String
</service_error>      
<start_time> The date and time of when the task was started DateTime
<end_time> The date and time of when the task ended DateTime
<progress> Integer
<workflow>    
<id> ViPR ID of the related object URI
<link> A hyperlink to the related object
</workflow>      
<queuedStartTime> DateTime
<queueName> String
<name> The name assigned to this resource in ViPR. The resource name is set by a user and can be changed at any time. It is not a unique identifier. String
<id> An identifier that is generated by ViPR when the resource is created. The resource ID is guaranteed to be unique and immutable across all virtual data centers for all time. URI Valid Values:
  •  urn:storageos:resource-type:UUID:
<link> A hyperlink to the details for this resource
<creation_time> A timestamp that shows when this resource was created in ViPR DateTime Valid Values:
  •  YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ssZ
<tags> Keywords and labels that can be added by a user to a resource to make it easy to find when doing a search.
<tag> String 0-* Elements
</tags>
<inactive> Whether or not the resource is inactive. When a user removes a resource, the resource is put in this state before it is removed from the ViPR database. Boolean Valid Values:
  •  true
  •  false
<global> Boolean
<remote> Boolean
<vdc>    
<id> ViPR ID of the related object URI
<link> A hyperlink to the related object
</vdc>      
<internal> Whether or not the resource is an internal resource. Boolean Valid Values:
  •  true
  •  false
</task>

Examples

Request
POST https://192.168.0.0:4443/compute/hosts/urn:storageos:Host:0ad4cab1-77b6-4919-bfb5-07e1fc3f3ac5:/initiators HTTP/1.1

Content-Type: application/xml
X-SDS-AUTH-TOKEN: <AUTH_TOKEN>

<initiator_create>
       <protocol>iSCSI</protocol>
       <initiator_port>iqn.2001-10.com.emc.lss.host1</initiator_port>
</initiator_create>
Response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/xml
<initiator>
       <creation_time>1380656352646</creation_time>
       <id>urn:storageos:Initiator:6f67a31e-db04-4cd1-bd06-15a2f0acebb9:</id>
       <inactive>false</inactive>
       <link
              href="/compute/initiators/urn:storageos:Initiator:6f67a31e-db04-4cd1-bd06-15a2f0acebb9:"
              rel="self"/>
       <tags/>
       <host>
              <id>urn:storageos:Host:2df35fce-e946-4b5f-8598-676a94f29a59:</id>
              <link
                     href="/compute/hosts/urn:storageos:Host:2df35fce-e946-4b5f-8598-676a94f29a59:"
                     rel="self"/>
       </host>
       <protocol>iSCSI</protocol>
       <hostname>halahost1.lss.emc.com</hostname>
       <initiator_port>iqn.2001-10.com.emc.lss.host1</initiator_port>
</initiator>
Notes: