Need to export "inventory" information for web ordering

Nov 5, 2018
I am the process of automating a website where someone can "purchase" a VM container and it's built automatically for them (via scripting) on the backed.

To do this I need to make sure I don't over allocate my resources.

I am new to the REST API so I apologize if this is an option already available through it.

I am looking to export available storage (pvesm status, preferable in human readable format, which doesn't look to be the case), available CPUs (or vCPUs) and vRAM (and/or available physical RAM).

I then need to import that into my web hosting database on a timed manner (which I will figure out on my own).

Is there any good documentation on how to achieve these through the CLI (I can cron job it).

Thank you,


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