RemoveKvpItems method of the Msvm_VirtualSystemManagementService class

Removes existing key-value pairs from a virtual machine.

Syntax


uint32 RemoveKvpItems(
  [in]  CIM_ComputerSystem REF TargetSystem,
  [in]  string                 DataItems[],
  [out] CIM_ConcreteJob    REF Job
);

Parameters

TargetSystem [in]

Type: CIM_ComputerSystem

A reference to the virtual machine on which the key-value pairs will be removed.

DataItems [in]

Type: string[]

An array of key-value pairs to be removed (only the keys need to match). Each element of the array is an embedded instance of the Msvm_KvpExchangeDataItem class. This method fails if any of the specified key-value pairs does not exist on the target system. This array can contain at most 128 elements.

Job [out]

Type: CIM_ConcreteJob

If the operation is performed asynchronously, this method will return 4096, and this parameter will contain a reference to an object derived from CIM_ConcreteJob.

Return value

Type: uint32

This method returns one of the following values.

Completed with No Error (0)
Method Parameters Checked - Job Started (4096)
Failed (32768)
Access Denied (32769)
Not Supported (32770)
Status is unknown (32771)
Timeout (32772)
Invalid parameter (32773)
System is in use (32774)
Invalid state for this operation (32775)
Incorrect data type (32776)
System is not available (32777)
Out of memory (32778)

Remarks

Access to the Msvm_VirtualSystemManagementService class might be restricted by UAC Filtering. For more information, see User Account Control and WMI.

Examples

The following C# sample removes key-value pairs from a virtual machine. The referenced utilities can be found in Common utilities for the virtualization samples (V2).

Important  To function correctly, the following code must be run on the virtual machine host server, and must be run with Administrator privileges.
 

public static void RemoveKvpItems(string vmName, string itemName)
{
    ManagementScope scope = new ManagementScope(@"root\virtualization\v2", null);
    ManagementObject virtualSystemService = Utility.GetServiceObject(scope, "Msvm_VirtualSystemManagementService");
    ManagementBaseObject inParams = virtualSystemService.GetMethodParameters("RemoveKvpItems");
    ManagementClass kvpExchangeDataItem = new ManagementClass(scope, new ManagementPath("Msvm_KvpExchangeDataItem"), null);

    ManagementObject dataItem = kvpExchangeDataItem.CreateInstance();

    dataItem["Data"] = "";
    dataItem["Name"] = itemName;
    dataItem["Source"] = 0;

    string[] dataItems = new string[1];
    dataItems[0] = dataItem.GetText(TextFormat.CimDtd20);

    ManagementObject vm = Utility.GetTargetComputer(vmName, scope);
    inParams["TargetSystem"] = vm.Path.Path;
    inParams["DataItems"] = dataItems;

    ManagementBaseObject outParams = virtualSystemService.InvokeMethod("RemoveKvpItems", inParams, null);

    if ((UInt32)outParams["ReturnValue"] == ReturnCode.Started)
    {
        if (Utility.JobCompleted(outParams, scope))
        {
            Console.WriteLine("KvpItems were removed successfully.");

        }
        else
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Failed to remove KvpItems");
        }
    } 
    else if ((UInt32)outParams["ReturnValue"] == ReturnCode.Completed)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("KvpItems were removed successfully.");
    }
    else
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Remove KvpItems failed with error {0}", outParams["ReturnValue"]);
    }

    inParams.Dispose();
    outParams.Dispose();
    dataItem.Dispose();
    vm.Dispose();
    virtualSystemService.Dispose();
    
}


The following Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) sample removes key-value pairs from a virtual machine.

Important  To function correctly, the following code must be run on the virtual machine host server, and must be run with Administrator privileges.
 

option explicit 

dim objWMIService
dim managementService
dim fileSystem


const JobStarting = 3
const JobRunning = 4
const JobCompleted = 7
const wmiStarted = 4096
const wmiSuccessful = 0

Main()

'-----------------------------------------------------------------
' Main
'-----------------------------------------------------------------
Sub Main()

    dim computer, vmName, itemName, myVm, objArgs
    
    set fileSystem = Wscript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

    computer = "."

    set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & computer & "\root\virtualization\v2")
    set managementService = objWMIService.ExecQuery("select * from Msvm_VirtualSystemManagementService").ItemIndex(0)

    set objArgs = WScript.Arguments
    if WScript.Arguments.Count = 3 then
        vmName = objArgs.Unnamed.Item(0)
        itemName = objArgs.Unnamed.Item(1)
    else
        WScript.Echo "usage: cscript AddKvpItems.vbs vmName itemName"
        WScript.Quit(1)
    end if

    set myVm = GetComputerSystem(vmName)

    if RemoveKvpItems(myVm, itemName) then

        WriteLog "Done"
        WScript.Quit(0)

    else
        WriteLog "RemoveKvpItems failed"
        WScript.Quit(1)
    end if
End Sub

'-----------------------------------------------------------------
' Retrieve Msvm_VirtualComputerSystem from base on its ElementName
'-----------------------------------------------------------------
Function GetComputerSystem(vmElementName)
    On Error Resume Next
    dim query
    query = Format1("select * from Msvm_ComputerSystem where ElementName = '{0}'", vmElementName)
    set GetComputerSystem = objWMIService.ExecQuery(query).ItemIndex(0)
    if (Err.Number <> 0) then
        WriteLog Format1("Err.Number: {0}", Err.Number)
        WriteLog Format1("Err.Description:{0}",Err.Description)
        WScript.Quit(1)
    end if
End Function

'-----------------------------------------------------------------
' RemoveKvpItems
'-----------------------------------------------------------------
Function RemoveKvpItems(computerSystem, itemName)

    dim dataItem, dataItems, objInParam, objOutParams
    
    RemoveKvpItems = false
    
    set dataItem = objWMIService.Get("Msvm_KvpExchangeDataItem").SpawnInstance_()
    dataItem.Data = ""
    dataItem.Name = itemName
    dataItem.Source = 0
    
    dataItems = Array(1)
    dataItems(0) = dataItem.GetText_(1)
    
    set objInParam = managementService.Methods_("RemoveKvpItems").InParameters.SpawnInstance_()
    objInParam.TargetSystem = computerSystem.Path_.Path
    objInParam.dataItems = dataItems
    
    set objOutParams = managementService.ExecMethod_("RemoveKvpItems", objInParam)

    if objOutParams.ReturnValue = wmiStarted then
        if (WMIJobCompleted(objOutParams)) then
            RemoveKvpItems = true
        end if
    elseif objOutParams.ReturnValue = wmiSuccessful then
        RemoveKvpItems = true
    else
        WriteLog Format1("RemoveKvpItems failed with {0}", objOutParams.ReturnValue )
    end if

End Function

'-----------------------------------------------------------------
' Handle wmi Job object
'-----------------------------------------------------------------
Function WMIJobCompleted(outParam)

    dim WMIJob, jobState
    WMIJobCompleted = true

    set WMIJob = objWMIService.Get(outParam.Job)
    
    jobState = WMIJob.JobState

    while jobState = JobRunning or jobState = JobStarting
        WriteLog Format1("In progress... {0}% completed.",WMIJob.PercentComplete)
        WScript.Sleep(1000)
        set WMIJob = objWMIService.Get(outParam.Job)
        jobState = WMIJob.JobState
    wend

    if (WMIJob.JobState <> JobCompleted) then
        WriteLog Format1("ErrorDescription:{0}", WMIJob.ErrorDescription)
        WriteLog Format1("ErrorCode:{0}", WMIJob.ErrorCode)
        WMIJobCompleted = false
    end if

End Function

'-----------------------------------------------------------------
' Create the console log files.
'-----------------------------------------------------------------
Sub WriteLog(line)
    dim fileStream
    set fileStream = fileSystem.OpenTextFile(".\RemoveKvpItems.log", 8, true)
    WScript.Echo line
    fileStream.WriteLine line
    fileStream.Close

End Sub

'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' The string formatting functions to avoid string concatenation.
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Function Format1(myString, arg0)
    Format1 = Replace(myString, "{0}", arg0)
End Function


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 8 [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012 [desktop apps only]

Namespace

Root\Virtualization\V2

MOF

WindowsVirtualization.V2.mof

See also

Msvm_VirtualSystemManagementService

 

 

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