Plugins > vCenter Server 5.5.3 > VcVirtualDiskManager > zeroFillVirtualDisk_Task

Method zeroFillVirtualDisk_Task(String name, VcDatacenter datacenter)

Overwrite all blocks of the virtual disk with zeros. All data will be lost.

The datacenter parameter may be omitted if a URL is used to name the disk.

Requires Datastore.FileManagement privilege on the datastore where the virtual disk resides.




Name Type Description
name String The name of the disk, either a datastore path or a URL referring to the virtual disk whose blocks should be overwritten with zeroes.
datacenter VcDatacenter If <code>name</code> is a datastore path, the datacenter for that datastore path. Not needed when invoked directly on ESX. If not specified on a call to VirtualCenter, <code>name</code> must be a URL.