NetApp RCU actor adapter requests and responses

The actor adapter requests use a set of elements, operation-type and operation-name, in the adapter request node to execute a Web Services API call. The set of values used to make each API call is referred to as an operation.

All the operations are asynchronous in nature. A task is created for every action and an identifier is returned. You can retrieve the details of the task using the Retrieve_Task_Status operation in the VMware Infrastructure adapter module.

You use the information in this topic with the Call Adapter activity to create an adapter request. For detailed instructions about how to use the Call Adapter activity, see Call Adapter activity and Creating and configuring the Call Adapter activity.

Before you write an adapter request

Remember the following points:

  • Special characters used in a text field should be wrapped in the CDATA tag.
    Sample text: <![CDATA[conbaoNetAppRCU:sample(&*&$#$^text]]>
  • When executing a sample request, you must ensure that the supporting data is present in the NetApp Rapid Cloning Utility (RCU) application.
  • The execution of the request might take time if the number of records associated with the query is large.

Supported categories of operations

The following table lists the process names and corresponding operations that this adapter can perform:

Actor adapter processes and their corresponding adapter operations


Process name

Adapter operation


Clone VM on existing Datastore



Clone VM on new Datastore



Resize Datastore


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