Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Find file Copy path
Fetching contributors…
Cannot retrieve contributors at this time
executable file 145 lines (118 sloc) 4.74 KB
#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
vSAN 6.6 Management SDK sample to find
VM with "Thick" provisioned swap files
python -s \
-u 'administrator@vsphere.local' -p 'VMware1!' \
-c VSAN-Cluster
__author__ = 'VMware, Inc'
from pyVmomi import vim
from pyVim.connect import SmartConnect, Disconnect
import atexit
import argparse
import getpass
import json
import random
import sys
import ssl
# import the VSAN API python bindings
import vsanmgmtObjects
import vsanapiutils
def GetArgs():
Supports the command-line arguments listed below.
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(
description='Process args for VSAN SDK sample application')
parser.add_argument('-s', '--host', required=True, action='store',
help='Remote host to connect to')
parser.add_argument('-o', '--port', type=int, default=443, action='store',
help='Port to connect on')
parser.add_argument('-u', '--user', required=True, action='store',
help='User name to use when connecting to host')
parser.add_argument('-p', '--password', required=False, action='store',
help='Password to use when connecting to host')
parser.add_argument('-c', '--cluster', dest='clusterName', required=True,
args = parser.parse_args()
return args
def get_obj(content, vim_type, name=None):
obj = None
container = content.viewManager.CreateContainerView(
content.rootFolder, vim_type, True)
if name:
for c in container.view:
if == name:
obj = c
return obj
return container.view
# Start program
def main():
args = GetArgs()
if args.password:
password = args.password
password = getpass.getpass(prompt='Enter password for host %s and '
'user %s: ' % (, args.user))
# For python 2.7.9 and later, the defaul SSL conext has more strict
# connection handshaking rule. We may need turn of the hostname checking
# and client side cert verification
context = None
if sys.version_info[:3] > (2, 7, 8):
context = ssl.create_default_context()
context.check_hostname = False
context.verify_mode = ssl.CERT_NONE
si = SmartConnect(,
atexit.register(Disconnect, si)
# for detecting whether the host is VC or ESXi
aboutInfo = si.content.about
if aboutInfo.apiType == 'VirtualCenter':
majorApiVersion = aboutInfo.apiVersion.split('.')[0]
if int(majorApiVersion) < 6:
print('The Virtual Center with version %s (lower than 6.0) \
is not supported.' % aboutInfo.apiVersion)
return -1
vcMos = vsanapiutils.GetVsanVcMos(si._stub, context=context)
vcos = vcMos['vsan-cluster-object-system']
cluster = get_obj(si.content,
[vim.ClusterComputeResource], args.clusterName)
# Retreive random ESXi host within vSAN Cluster
# which will be used to get details about the vswap object
randomHost = random.choice(
vsanIntSys = randomHost.configManager.vsanInternalSystem
# Retrieve all VMs within the given vSAN Cluster
vms = cluster.resourcePool.vm
# Create a map of VM Name to MoRef ID which is returned by vSAN API
vmMoRefIdMapping = {}
for vm in vms:
vmMoRefIdMapping[vm] =
if cluster is None:
print("Cluster %s is not found for %s" % (args.clusterName,
return -1
results = vcos.VsanQueryObjectIdentities(cluster=cluster,
for result in results.identities:
vsanuuid = result.uuid
vmMoref = result.vm
vmName = vmMoRefIdMapping[vmMoref]
jsonResult = json.loads(vsanIntSys.GetVsanObjExtAttrs([vsanuuid]))
for j in jsonResult:
allocation_type = jsonResult[j]['Allocation type']
if allocation_type == "Zeroed thick":
# Start program
if __name__ == "__main__":