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Article ID: 116506, created on Jul 19, 2013, last review on May 10, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation


As Provider I want to send OpenAPI request to POA on Windows Management Node, which does not have curl installed out of the box.


Either download curl for Windows or use PowerShell function like below:

function POA_API($filename, $uri="http://localhost:8440/RPC2")

    $request = [System.Net.WebRequest]::Create($uri)
    $request.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
    $request.Method = "POST"

    $buffer = [Byte[]]$(Get-Content -Path $filename -Encoding byte -ReadCount 0)

    $reqstr = $request.GetRequestStream()
    $reqstr.Write($buffer, 0, $buffer.Length)

    $response = (new-object System.IO.StreamReader($request.GetResponse().GetResponseStream())).ReadToEnd()

    return $response

Copy and paste function definition to PowerShell window and it is ready for use. Pass the path to the file with OpenAPI XML request as an argument to the POI_API function:
PS C:\Users\Parallelsadmin> POA_API("C:\Users\Administrator\pem.getAccountInfo.xml")
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

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