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New Tool: Valgrind, ESXi Version

As part of our ongoing commitment to developers and open source software, VMware has released an ESXi porting of Valgrind 3.7.0, a GPL (GNU General Public License) licensed  instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools. Valgrind Tools, ESXi Version works with ESXi 5.5 and later versions. This suite comprises a number of tools for memory debugging, memory leak detection, and cache and heap profiling.

Download Valgrind for ESXi today and stay tuned for an in-depth article on dynamic memory analysis from the Valgrind team.


New Technical Paper: vCenter Operations Management Packs

VMware vCenter Operations Management Packs extend the capabilities of vCenter Operations Management Suite to third- party products and technologies to enable end-to-end operations intelligence with data visualizations, dashboards, reports, alerts, and actions. And now VMware has published a management pack technical white paper will give you insight into the types of management packs you can create and how to deliver them, along with examples of great management packs from other VMware partners.

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New Log Insight Partner Program

With the recent release of vCenter Log Insight 2.0, VMware has extended its platform for log analytics and machine learning in a variety of areas. As mentioned on the Cloud Management Blog, we’re also making it easier for partners to build Log Insight Content Packs with the new Log Insight Partner Program.

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Getting Started With the vSphere Management SDK

If you are a software developer new to the VMware management stack, you may have noticed that the learning curve is a little steep. This is due in part to the breadth of our offerings, and the number of different ways you may need to use VMware products. This can lead to an overload of information.

This is the first in a series of articles that will walk through the process of getting set up and using the vSphere Management SDK. It is targeted at developers of software products that will manage, monitor, analyze, automate or otherwise interact with virtual resource controlled by VMware infrastructure. I’m not addressing device drivers or low level development, nor am I addressing scripts to automate specific IT operations.

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vSphere 2015 Beta Is Here

VMware is pleased to announce the vSphere 2015 Public Beta program, which represents one small leap for VMware and one giant leap for cloud computing. The new beta, which for the first time is open for everyone to join, includes updates to several limited access SDKs and APIs, along with their associated programs, certifications and documentation—all available on VMware Developer Center.

Join the vSphere Beta Community

Beta participation is vital for us to reach our Day 0 goals together. Early feedback will insure we have enough time to address your issues and concerns in the General Availability release of our SDK and certification plugins. Although this Beta Program has no established end date, and you can provide comments throughout the program, we strong encourage everyone to participate and provide feedback in the first 4-6 weeks of the program (which started June 30, 2014).

Download Gated SDKs for vSphere 2015 Beta

Authorized partner developers who are participating in eligible Developer Center programs can now find SDKs, certification plugins, and associated documentation for vSphere 2015 Beta on VMware Developer Center portal. Early feedback will insure we have enough time to address your issues and concerns in the General Availability release of our SDK and certification plugins.

The Beta release is not to be used for production development or certification purposes. Official certification will start with the Release Candidate (RC) build.

Not sure where to start? Download the vSphere Beta Program Ground Rules or read the Master Software Best Test Agreement before you join the vSphere Beta program. For all issues, and any assistance, please access your Developer Center Partner Network (DCPN) account or contact your VMware program manager for additional help.

VMware Developer Blog: Reboot

In February 2014, VMware launched its new Developer Center, a single place for all developer resources including SDKs and APIs, tools, forums, programs, and certifications. Today, we’re taking the next step by rebooting the VMware Developer Blog.

The VMware Developer blog is your source for the latest news, how-to articles, best practices, and insights about VMware SDKs, APIs, developer tools like VMware Workbench, and other related topics. We will also give you a exclusive look at some of the cutting-edge projects taking place in the Ecosystems and Solutions Engineering (EASE) group.

For more information, visit the VMware Developer Center at developercenter.vmware.com.

Special thanks to Pablo Roesch for all his contributions to this blog!

Going to PEX 2011 and are a TAP Member ? vSphere Roadmap Sessions now available for scheduling

Folks, (TAP Members)

Just wanted to let you know that our vSphere Roadmap sessions are availble in the session builder catalog for PEX attendees. These sessions are for TAP members (ISVs.IHVs) looking to integrate with VMware. If you are not sure about your TAP members status please send a note to tapalliance@vmware.com

More about the sessions.

Sessions are presented by our Product Managers and are 90 minute long. In these sessions we will discuss futures and integration opportunities for ESX/i, vCenter and Desktops from an integration perspective.

Please remember this session will only appear on your schedule builder if your company is a member of the VMware Technical Alliance Program (TAP), and yes we will be checking IDs at the door ;)

Session ID:TEX-TAP-200

Abstract: In this session, TAP Program members (ISV/IHVs) will get roadmap updates for VMware's desktop and datacenter products. This session is available only to the members of our TAP Program, and the content is presented under NDA.

Date and Time for Session 1: 2011-02-09 Starts -> 13:15:00

Date and Time for Session 2: 2011-02-11 Starts -> 09:00:00

See you in Sunny Florida



The Technology Exchange Track @ Partner Exchange 2011



I was lucky enough to be the elected Track Owner for the upcoming Partner Exchange and wanted to share some sessions you as a partner might be interested in.

In case you did not know the Technology Exchange track is all about partner integration with the VMware platform. This track is for both Application Developers and vSphere infrastructure developers building solutions.

Take a look at our Session Catolog for complete Technology Exchange listings. This is also a great opportunity to learn the latest roadmap / product directions and meet the engineers and product management teams.

Hope to see you there.

for vSphere Developers…. 

Developers migrating to ESXi….

Session ID/Title: TEX-MGMT-100 A Developer's Guide to Building ESXi Management Solutions

Learn about creating new plugins using the next generation vSphere Client…

Session ID/Title: TEX-IV-202 Integrate with vSphere Client and Join the Family

Use PowerCLI and vSphere SDK to create your own custom performance reporting tools – this is a must attend session for anyone managing large environments…..

Session ID/Title: TEX-IV-300 Have it your way: using vSphere Performance APIs to create you own Performance Charts

for vSphere PowerCLI Administrators…. 

The PowerCLI Engineering team will present new features of PowerCLI and provide some best practices …….

Session ID/Title: TEX-IV-204 Managing large Scale Environments using PowerCLI

New session on using PowerCLI to manage VMware View…..

Session ID/Title: TEX-EUC-201 Automating VMware View 4.5 with PowerCLI  

for Application Developers / ISVs…. 

Session ID/Title: TEX-CLD-203 Leveraging the vFabric Cloud Application Platform for ISVs

Session ID/Title: TEX-EUC-200 Virtualizing Challenging Desktop Applications with VMware View



Dont forget about our Labs…


We will have labs and staff dedicated to PowerCLI and vSphere Web Services SDK for both Java and c#.
















Looking for vShield API sample code ?


Just wanted to let folks know that we just created a new Sample Code category for the vShield APIs. Our first contribution was by CarlosVSZ from vShield engineering team. The contributed scripts allows the user to automate various vShield installation and configuration tasks leveraging the VMware vShield and VMware vCloud Director API's, for example, one showcases the creation of a secured cloud and establishing a VPN tunnel between a private and a public cloud.

 Take a look at the code,there are some nice READMEs included and let us know what you thinkt. Also if you have some interesting samples you would like to share please do so here ! 

Please note – this is just sample code to help you get going and is community supported only. If you have questions be sure to post them on the vShield Product Community where we have a vibrant community helping each other out.




Become a vSphere Expert Developer with over 6 hours of Free Online Learning Videos


Wanted to share with the community some of our recent sessions from Tech Exchange 2010. These sessions are for software developers, administrators, automation engineers building solutions for the vSphere platform. This material applies to both ISVs building commercial products or customers building management solutions. It is recommended you are familiar with the SDK and of course have some working knowlege of vSphere.

The videos are presented by the actual engineers that wrote the code and have extensive experience working with our customers and partners building solutions.

I know this is a lot of material to go over so I suggest you sit back and enjoy the show. I will be posting the PDFs as soon as they are released from legal.

Please do send us your feedback.

1.  Exploring VMware APIs 8/30/2010


Abstract: Developers have a broad set of options to integrate with VMware platforms to monitor and manage virtualization. This session will provide the overall direction of VMware APIs, describe opportunities for tighter integration with vSphere 4.1 and vCenter 4.1. This is a must-attend session for new product managers or developers to VMware platforms. For those familiar with VMware platforms, the session will provide a refresher course as well as a summary of enhancements to the APIs in the 4.1 release.



2. Best Practices when using vSphere SDKs 8/30/20/10


Abstract: vSphere web services SDK provides the interfaces to programmatically manage VMware environments. This session explains the numerous possibilities for developing virtual infrastructure management solutions using the SDK. It also covers the most common pitfalls developers should avoid, and suggests alternatives to overcome certain limitations. The SDK application designers and developers will benefit greatly from the discussion of various usage scenarios. This session prefers familiarity with the SDK.



3. Performance Monitoring using vSphere APIs 8/30/2010


Abstract: Building on the initial knowledge of vSphere APIs, learn about the features available to developers via vSphere Web Services APIs to collect performance statistics. We will also discuss the best practices in collecting performance data when using these APIs. This presentation is a must-attend for any developer that retrieves performance information from the vSphere platform in any large environment. While the content is advanced, developers new to the platform will find it useful as well."


4.Guest Operations using VMware VIX APIs and Beyond 8/30/2010


5. All about vSphere Alarms and Events 8/30/2010


Abstract: Extremely popular session on how to Customize vSphere Events and Alarms using the powerful vSphere APIs.


6. Demystifying Property Collector 8/30/2010


Abstract: 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 and monitoring properties of managed objects. This session assumes that the audience is familiar with using the SDK.
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Some links resources to help you with your Development Projects

- Dedicated Developer Support from VMware

- Forums for vSphere SDK / APIs Developer Topics

- vSphere Web Services SDK Documentation