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Create or update vcloud organization

Post by judall » Oct 23, 2018 2:38 pm

I'm trying to use the RESTful API to create/update an vCloud organization. I'm following the documentation very closely, but not succeeding in either case. If I try to create an Organization (which exists in vCloud), I formulate the following payload:

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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<VCloudOrganizationConfigCreateSpec xmlns="http://www.veeam.com/ent/v1.0" xmlns:xds="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <OrganizationName>AmyotteCo-1526665147</OrganizationName>
    <BackupServerUid>urn:veeam:BackupServer:0fd15ba6-10b6-48cf-85e6-866d8a1500ff</BackupServerUid>
    <RepositoryUid>urn:veeam:Repository:1db3f4d3-72fb-4f8a-9738-39e0c077a67a</RepositoryUid>
    <QuotaGb>400</QuotaGb>
   <JobSchedulerType>Full</JobSchedulerType>
</VCloudOrganizationConfigCreateSpec>
I have a somewhat similar payload for update. Whether I POST or PUT to /vcloud/organizations, I receive a 400 result with the following error:

Specifiy VCloudOrganizationConfigCreateSpecType

I have run out of options for getting past this issue. Any ideas?

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Re: Create or update vcloud organization

Post by anthonyspiteri79 » Oct 24, 2018 6:01 am

Hey there Jim.

If you take a look here: https://anthonyspiteri.net/creating-pol ... -creation/ I include and link to code that does what you are trying to achieve with PowerShell. The XML contents are able to be deciphered though, so you should end up with a working example.
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Re: Create or update vcloud organization

Post by judall » Oct 24, 2018 1:47 pm

Thanks for leaning in Anthony. Alas, your pointer has not yielded a solution yet. Specifically, I looked at the powershell script and include the following relevant portion:

#region: POST - Add vCloud Org
"`nCreate vCloud Org..."
[String] $URL = $Proto + "://" + $Server + ":" + $Port + "/api/vCloud/orgConfigs"
$VCloudOrganizationConfigCreate = @{uri = $URL;
Method = 'POST';
Headers = @{'X-RestSvcSessionId' = $AuthXML.Headers['X-RestSvcSessionId'];
'Content-Type' = 'application/xml'}
Body = @"
<VCloudOrganizationConfigCreateSpec xmlns="http://www.veeam.com/ent/v1.0" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<OrganizationName>$org</OrganizationName>
<BackupServerUid>$BRServerUID</BackupServerUid>
<RepositoryUid>$BRRepoUID</RepositoryUid>
<QuotaGb>$Quota</QuotaGb>
<TemplateJobUid>$BRJobUID</TemplateJobUid>
<JobSchedulerType>Full</JobSchedulerType>
</VCloudOrganizationConfigCreateSpec>
"@
}

$VCloudOrganizationConfigCreateXML = Invoke-RestMethod @VCloudOrganizationConfigCreate -ErrorAction Stop
#endregion

Which is remarkably close to my own construction. The two obvious differences for me are:
1. I was not including the header 'Content-Type'.
2. I was not including the TemplateJobUid tag in my XML

So I adjusted my code to add the Content-type. The XML does not require the TemplateJobUid (according to the documentation), but I added that tag anyway.

Alas the results were identical: <Error Message=\"Specify VCloudOrganizationConfigCreateSpecType\"

I can add that I'm using API v1.3. I don't know the differences between this and 1.2. However, if I switch to 1.2 I can't even authenticate against the API with the same credentials. So I'd prefer not to go down to figure out the differences in the API from 1.2 to 1.3

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