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Create Basic Shell VM

June 17, 2020

by Chris Rasmussen

Intended Audience Level: Beginner/Intro

Code Sample Type: Snippet

Nutanix Technologies: Prism Central

Minimum Product Version: 5.15

Script/Code Language: JSON Payload

REST API Sample? Yes

REST API Version: v3

JSON payload to create a basic shell VM. Only the required parameters are included, indicating that the Nutanix APIs should apply system defaults to parameters such as vCPU, cores per vCPU, RAM, storage (etc).

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Request Parameters

The below parameters should be used with the sample payload.

Request URL:


Request method:



    "spec": {
        "name": "vm_from_v3_api",
        "resources": {}
    "metadata": {
        "kind": "vm"