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Setting Up vSphere Web Client SDK: A Few Mistakes to Avoid (DoubleCloud)

With the vSphere Web Client, VMware has really made the system complicated and slower. The extension mechanism is more flexible, but forces developers to use more libraries/frameworks/languages, therefore represents a much deeper learning curve than befor ...
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Hacking VMware Private Python API for vSphere with a Quick Sample (DoubleCloud)

It’s not a secret that VMware has a private Python API or so called Python binding for vSphere API. If you haven’t heard about it before, no worry. Here is a link to Hostd General Architecture. Somehow it’s not publicly released as a product for customers ...
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What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5: Management APIs (DoubleCloud)

After downloading the vSphere 5.5 SDK GA release last week, I started to look into the API reference immediately. Because I am pretty familiar with previous versions of vSphere APIs already, I just jumped directly into the “New and Changed Managed Object ...
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Whitepaper: Migrating From VIX API to the vSphere Guest Operations API

e VMware VIX API in my opinion is still one of the most powerful and undervalued API's that is available to customers and partners for Virtual Machine guest operating system Automation. The VIX API allows you to perform guest operations such as starting/s ...
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Querying vCenter Linked Mode with the vSphere API

One question I'm asked now and then is how to retrieve the list of Linked Mode vCenter Servers from the vSphere API. Unfortunately, the Linked Mode configuration is not provided through the published vSphere SDK. VMware products that are aware of Linked M ...
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Best Practices for Faster vSphere SDK Scripts VMware

The VMware vSphere API is one of the more powerful vendor SDKs available in the Virtualization Ecosystem. As adoption of VMware vSphere has grown over the years, so has the size of Virtual Infrastructure environments. In many larger enterprises, the incre ...
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How to Upload File to Guest Operating System on VMware

My last post explained how to download file from a guest operating system. Naturally this post is about how to upload file. After a quick sample code, I will discuss how to extend the capability of existing APIs that run program inside guest operating sys ...
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Read Environment Variables in Guest Operating System on VMware

My last post explained how to run, kill, and list programs in guest operating system on VMware. In that post, I mentioned that you can actually use the same API, GuestProgramDirector in particular, to read environment variables. I think the explanation is ...
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Set Environment Variables in Guest Operating System on VMware

While reading my last post on reading environment variables from a guest operating system, you may wonder how to set environment variables. Dont be disappointed if I tell you that there is NO direct support for setting an environment variable.

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How to Download File from Guest Operating System on VMware

In my last few posts I discussed how to use the Guest Operating System Management API to run program, set/read environment variables. From this post, I will talk about how to move files to and from a Guest Operating System, and advanced features like movi ...
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VMware API and SDK Documentation

All SDK and API's at one glance

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Use the vSphere Web Service SDK in PowerCLI! Important documentation.

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Run, Kill, and List Programs in Guest Operating System on VMware

In my last article, I announced the Guest Operating System Management API for vSphere. As promised, I will write samples to show how to use the APIs. This post explains the GuestProgramDirector type with an example.

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vSphere APIs - Demystifying Property Collector - Balaji Parimi

With the release of vSphere 4.1, it is important for developers to understand how some of the objects have changed in the new APIs. This session will explain the usage of PropertyCollector with various use case scenarios. These use cases cover retrieving ...
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