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Introducing Sample Exchange and API Explorer

VMware is very pleased to announce a two new features for developers that make it easier than ever to get started with VMware APIs. First, we have the new Sample Exchange, an integrated service that enables developers to find, contribute, and request code samples for any VMware API. We’re also releasing a Beta of the new VMware API Explorer, an interactive tool that provides holistic access to API reference documentation across the VMware technology stack.

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Join Us at VMworld 2016

Join the team behind Developer Center and all of VMware Central Engineering at VMworld 2016 on August 28 – September 1 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas as we amp up the focus on our ecosystem with several exciting new features, programs, and services for partners and developers alike.

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All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI with Brocade vTM

We are pleased to announce we’ve published an update to the All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI reference architecture to highlight optimization of this solution with Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager (vTM), an application delivery controller designed for any virtual or cloud environment.

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Image courtesy of Brocade

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vRealize Automation 7.0 SDK and CloudClient 4.0

With the release of vRealize Automation 7.0 comes an updated API and Java SDK, along with a new version of the vRealize CloudClient command-line tool. These new resources provide a number of enhancements focused on simplifying self-service with vRealize Automation, and make it easier than ever to automate your private, public, or hybrid cloud environment.

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Workbench 3.0.3 Now Available

We are pleased to announce the release of VMware Workbench 3.0.3 in the Tools section of Developer Center. This release includes both Workbench VM and Workbench Toolsuite. The new release is immediately available to members of a qualifying developer program.

https://developercenter.vmware.com/tools

Note that you must sign in to your Developer Center account for access.

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New Reference Architecture: All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI

Last week, we hinted at the release of a new reference architecture detailing an all-flash virtual SAN for VDI environments. Today we’re pleased to announce the reference architecture has been published and is ready for you to download here:

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-Horizon-View-And-All-Flash-Virtual-SAN-Reference-Architecture.pdf

The Power of Partnership: All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI

VMware Virtual SAN™ is a software-defined storage platform that aggregates locally attached disks of hosts to create distributed shared storage solution, and the new Virtual SAN 6.0 gives you the power to design and deploy solutions with 100 percent flash-based storage. To demonstrate the technology and integration points, VMware and our ecosystem partners—Avago, Brocade, Dell, and SanDisk—recently created a reference architecture for implementing Virtual SAN in a VDI environment with all SSDs instead of traditional hybrid configuration.

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API Tutorial – Downloading Files from a Content Library Item

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.

In Uploading an OVF Template to a Content Library tutorial, we went through the UpdateSession API to upload files to a library item with an example for uploading an OVF template. In this tutorial, we explain the concept of DownloadSession API and show how to use it to download files from a library item.

At the end of this tutorial you should be able to:

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API Tutorial – Uploading an OVF Template to 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.

Previously, the Basic Life Cycle of a Content Library tutorial explained how to use Content Library APIs to create, update and delete libraries and library items. In this tutorial, we will further explore the APIs to upload content to a library item.

At the end of this tutorial you should be able to:

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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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