Data Object - DVSFeatureCapability(vim.DistributedVirtualSwitch.FeatureCapability)

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See also
DVSBackupRestoreCapability, DVSHealthCheckCapability, DVSNetworkResourceManagementCapability, DVSRollbackCapability
vSphere API 4.1

Data Object Description

The DVSFeatureCapability data object represents the capabilities supported by a DistributedVirtualSwitch. These properties are read-only with the exception of vmDirectPathGen2Supported.


Name Type Description

Backup, restore, and rollback capabilities. Backup and restore are supported only for VmwareDistributedVirtualSwitch. Rollback is supported for VmwareDistributedVirtualSwitch and DistributedVirtualPortgroup. For information about backup and restore, see the DistributedVirtualSwitchManager methods DVSManagerExportEntity_Task and DVSManagerImportEntity_Task. For information about rollback, see the DistributedVirtualSwitch.DVSRollback_Task and DistributedVirtualPortgroup.DVPortgroupRollback_Task methods.

Since vSphere API 5.1

Health check capabilities supported by a VmwareDistributedVirtualSwitch.

Since vSphere API 5.1

Indicates whether MAC learning feature is supported in vSphere Distributed Switch.

Since vSphere API 6.7

Indicates whether Network Filter feature is supported in vSphere Distributed Switch.

Since vSphere API 5.5

Network resource management capabilities supported by a distributed virtual switch.

Since vSphere API 5.0
networkResourceManagementSupportedxsd:booleanDeprecated. As of vSphere API 5.0, use networkResourceManagementCapability.networkResourceManagementSupported.

Indicates whether network I/O control is supported on the vSphere Distributed Switch.
networkResourcePoolHighShareValue*xsd:intDeprecated. As of vSphere API 5.0, use networkResourceManagementCapability.networkResourcePoolHighShareValue.

This is the value for high in shares. This implicitly defines the legal range of share values to be between 1 and this. This also defines values for other level types, such as normal being one half of this value and low being one fourth of this value.

The available teaming modes for the vSphere Distributed Switch. The value can be one or more of DistributedVirtualSwitchNicTeamingPolicyMode.

Host rollback capability. If rollbackCapability.rollbackSupported is true, network operations that disconnect the the host are rolled back.

Since vSphere API 5.1

Indicates whether VMDirectPath Gen 2 is supported on the distributed virtual switch. See HostCapability.vmDirectPathGen2Supported and PhysicalNic.vmDirectPathGen2Supported.

For a third-party distributed switch implementation, you can specify this property during switch creation or when you call the UpdateDvsCapability method.

VMDirectPath Gen 2 is supported in vSphere Distributed Switch Version 4.1 or later.

Properties inherited from DynamicData
*Need not be set
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