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How to Send a Message to a Virtual Machine through the RESTful API with Curl (Doc ID 2309792.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.3.3 and later
Linux x86-64

Goal

Using the RESTful API of Oracle VM to send a ovmd ( Oracle Guest Additions ) configuration message to a virtual machine.

Oracle VM Guest Additions is a set of packages that can be installed on the guest operating system of a virtual machine running in the Oracle VM environment.
These packages provide the tools to allow bidirectional communication directly between Oracle VM Manager and the operating system running within the virtual machine.
This is a powerful tool that provides administrators fine grained control over the configuration and behavior of components running within the virtual machine directly from Oracle VM Manager.

The Oracle VM Web Services Application Programming Interface (API) provides a Web Services interface for building applications with Oracle VM. Both SOAP and REST interfaces are supported. Both offer the same underlying functionality; however, the SOAP interface is deprecated as of release 3.4.1

Solution

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