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API Tutorial - Basic Life Cycle of a Content Library

This blog post is a part of the blog series published by the Content Library team. Please find all the blog posts by the team at this link.

We discussed the requirements and how to prepare the environment to use the Content Library APIs in the Getting Started with the Content Library APIs tutorial. Now we should have an environment ready to make API calls against the Content Library Service in a vCenter Server instance. In this tutorial, we will go through the basic life cycle of a library and library items. The basic operations we will cover are:

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API Tutorial - Getting Started with the Content Library APIs

This blog post is a part of the blog series published by the Content Library team. Please find all the blog posts by the team at this link.

This tutorial will go through the steps required to setup a development environment that uses the Content Library APIs.  At the end of this post you should be able to:

  • quickly run a Content Library API sample
  • setup a development environment to facilitate development and exploration using the Content Library APIs

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Content Library - Blog Series!


VMware vSphere® Content Library empowers vSphere Admins to effectively manage VM templates, vApps, ISO images and scripts with ease.  It is a new addition in the vSphere 6.0 release.

This blog series authored by the Content Library Team is aimed at explaining concepts and APIs exposed by the Content Library feature.

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The Power of Partnership: World Wide Technology

Enabling the ecosystem is a critical part of our mission at VMware Developer Center, and World Wide Technology (WWT) is a great example of the ways in which VMware partners are using our products to create integrated SDDC solutions for both traditional and cloud-native applications.

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vSphere PowerCLI 6.0R1 Now Available

VMware vSphere PowerCLI is a command-line and scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell that provides more than 400 cmdlets for managing and automating vSphere and vCloud environments. This release of vSphere PowerCLI introduces a number of new capabilities and expands on the existing cmdlets introducing cmdlets for connecting to vCloud Air and enabling hybrid management of both vCloud and on-premises environments from the same command line.

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New vSphere 6 SDKs and Developer Tools

VMware Developer Center is pleased to announce the release of several new and updated SDKs, tools, and developer resources for vSphere 6, the industry-leading virtualization platform. Sign in to VMware Developer Center for access to the latest resources or read on for more detail. Continue reading

Developer Center & Partner Programs at Partner Exchange 2015

Are you all getting ready to witness what the ever-growing cloud company, VMware, has in store for partners at the PEX 2015? To get a feel of the changing ecosystem, come visit our booth on the Solutions Exchange floor located inside the main VMware booth. If you are a partner, experience the various programs/services that can help grow your business. Developers, check out the free certifications, SDKs, programs and resources that we have in store for you to build solutions.

At this year's event, VMware Developer Center will throw some light on the following:

  • Developer Resources and Programs for Product Development and Certification on VMware
  • Developer Center and the Developer Center Partner Network (DCPN)
  • Partner Programs and Services
  • Meet the Program Experts

Don’t forget to attend session from the ecosystem expert:

  • TEX 4231 – Integrated vRealize Automation Program | Meenakshi Nagarajan |Wed Feb 4th (2 – 3 PM)

To meet our program experts, plan to be in the booth at the following times:

February 3

  • 11:00 AM - 1 PM - Networking and Security
  • 1 PM - 2:30 PM - Cloud Management
  • 2:30 - 3:30 PM - Server, Storage, VAAI NAS, PSA, SVA

February 4

  • 11 AM - 12:30 - Virtual SAN
  • 12:30 - 2 PM - End-User Computing
  • 2 PM - 3:30 PM: Storage - Virtual Volumes, Site Recovery Manager

Check us out on Twitter @vmwaredevcenter for instant updates on our one-stop shop developer portal. Come visit us for any questions about our resources and programs.

VMware OVF Tool 3.5.2 Now Available

VMware Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Tool is a command-line utility that enables a user to import and export OVF packages to and from a wide variety of VMware products. You can use OVF Tool to distribute and import virtual machines and vApps, either within your organization or for distribution to other organizations. The latest version, 3.5.2, makes it easier than ever to author and package workloads for the cloud.

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New Virtual SAN SSD Certifications

As noted by Joe Cook on the vSphere blog, the Virtual SAN (vSAN) Compatibility Guide has been updated with several new components, including 12 new solid-state drives (SSDs).

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Developer Sessions at Partner Exchange 2015

Now that the VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2015 Content Catalog has been published, it's time to start planning your conference agenda by choosing from more than 170 breakout sessions and workshops that will be offered at the event—including sessions geared specifically for developers like you.


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