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vSphere API Access Comparison – Lightboard Style

A question keeps coming up more and more often around accessing the vSphere API with PowerCLI. The conversation is normally centered around when to use Get-View versus when referencing an object’s ExtensionData property should be used.

This provided a great opportunity to create a lightboard video to highlight the different methods:

To answer the actual question though, the choice is yours. You get access to the same information available by the vSphere API either way!

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Kyle Ruddy

About Kyle Ruddy

Kyle Ruddy is a Senior Technical Marketing Architect working for VMware R&D in the Cloud Platform Business Unit. Kyle currently focuses on vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS automation and the associated automation frameworks including all things API, CLI, and SDK. Kyle is also a Microsoft MVP and long-term vExpert whom can be found blogging on VMware blogs, http://blogs.vmware.com/vSphere and http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI, and his personal blog, https://www.kmruddy.com. His Twitter: @kmruddy

4 thoughts on “vSphere API Access Comparison – Lightboard Style

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  2. priyanka

    Great Video. Very well explained. The way you explained each and everything about vSphere API Access methods in this video is really good . Now you have cleared my all the doubts . Please create more videos like this. Thanks for sharing.

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    vSphere is the hypervisor, you put it on a computer. You can have different license levels that enable different features. It’s typically licensed per CPU.

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