Configures the guest’s metadata disk.


Creates a transaction to configure the guest’s metadata disk. If the guest has user data associated with it, the transaction will create a small virtual drive and write the metadata to a file on the drive; if the drive already exists, the metadata will be rewritten. If the guest has no user data associated with it, the transaction will remove the virtual drive if it exists.

WARNING: The transaction created by this service will shut down the guest while the metadata disk is configured. The guest will be turned back on once this process is complete.


Name Type Description

Required Headers

  • authenticate
  • SoftLayer_Virtual_GuestInitParameters

Optional Headers

  • SoftLayer_Virtual_GuestObjectMask
  • SoftLayer_ObjectMask

Return Values