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(GET) /catalog/vms/{vmname}/vmRestorePoints/{ID}/guestfs/

Returns a resource representation of the hierarchy of the VM guest OS file system within a VM backup.


To get the hierarchy of the VM guest OS file system, you need to send the GET HTTP request to the URL of the /catalog/vms/{vmname}/vmRestorePoints/{ID}/guestfs/ resource.

HTTP Request

GET https://<Enterprise-Manager>:9398/api/catalog/vms/{vmname}/vmRestorePoints/{ID}/guestfs/

Request Headers

The request contains the following headers:






The request requires authorization. In the header, the client must send a session ID copied from the server reply to the request creating a new logon session. To learn more, see Authentication and Security.



Identifies the format of the response. Possible values:

  • application/xml — the client can send this value in the header to accept response in the XML format.
  • application/json — the client must send this value in the header to accept the request in the JSON format.

If the request does not contain the header, the server will return the response in the XML format.

Request Body


Query Parameters



The server returns the following response to the client.

Response Codes

A successfully completed operation returns response code 200 OK.

Response Headers

The response to this request contains the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.




The length of the response body.


The media type and syntax of the request body message. Possible values:

  • application/xml
  • application/json

Response Body

The response body contains links that let you browse the VM guest OS file system. Following the links, the client can get a list of all files and folders, a list of files only, a list of folders only as well as paginate display results.


The example below returns a resource representation of the VM guest OS file system hierarchy for the exch01 VM:


GET https://localhost:9398/api/catalog/vms/exch01/vmRestorePoints/1bd3ebf0-34fa-40f6-bc4c-c9bacdba8c0a/guestfs


Request Header:

X-RestSvcSessionId   NDRjZmJkYmUtNWE5NS00MTU2LTg4NjctOTFmMDY5YjdjMmNj



200 OK


Response Body:

<FileSystemEntry xmlns="">
 <DirectoryEntry Type="DirectoryEntry" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/catalog/vms/exch01/vmRestorePoints/1bd3ebf0-34fa-40f6-bc4c-c9bacdba8c0a/guestfs/">
     <Link Rel="Down" Type="FileSystemItemsList" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/catalog/vms/exch01/vmRestorePoints/1bd3ebf0-34fa-40f6-bc4c-c9bacdba8c0a/guestfs/?action=listAll" />
     <Link Rel="Down" Type="FileEntryList" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/catalog/vms/exch01/vmRestorePoints/1bd3ebf0-34fa-40f6-bc4c-c9bacdba8c0a/guestfs/?action=listFiles&pageSize=10&page=1" />
     <Link Rel="Down" Type="DirectoryEntryList" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/catalog/vms/exch01/vmRestorePoints/1bd3ebf0-34fa-40f6-bc4c-c9bacdba8c0a/guestfs/?action=listDirs&pageSize=10&page=1" />


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