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Coffee Talk Webinar – vSphere APIs for Performance Monitoring Oct 7, 2009 9:00 AM PST


This has been an extremely popular session for folks building vSphere Performance monitoring solutions. This is a repeat from our Tech Exchange Developer Day Session for folks that could not attend. We as always will have plenty of time for questions and answers. We have also increased the number of phone lines.


Session Title: vSphere APIs for Perfomance Monitoring
WebEx Link: https://vmware.webex.com/vmware/j.php?ED=122254987&UID=0
Meeting Number: 924 708 011
Time: 9:00 AM PST
Toll free: 1-888-253-4037
Participant Passcode: 325665
Toll: 1-719-867-0591
Int Toll Free: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-10703

Session Abstract:
Understand the features available to developers via vSphere Web Services APIs to
collect performance statistics and discuss 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.

Level: Advanced

vMA Compatible Agent/Scripts(Third Party) Community List


Wanted to point out something new you might have spotted in the vMA Resources:VMA

Here is a link to this resource: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-10772

Above document is a list that will be open to the community to edit and view where a third party that has tested their script/agent on vMA can add their Agent/Script to the list.

The sole purpose of this document's is to make it transparent to the community on which agents/scripts are compatible with vSphere Management Assistant(vMA) that are created by Third Party.

Hence if you are a third party that wants to publish that their agent/script is vMA compatible, this is the place!

Note: Maintenance of this document is a community effort and VMware does not endorse or imply support for any of the agents/scripts listed.

This is simply a way for people to keep track of what's worked on vMA.

Thank you,

The SDK Team.

Tell us what you would like to see added to our Dev Community Site

Folks – so glad the week is over,,always tough to come back after VMworld.

As the week wraps up I would like to ask our community members out there to let us know what you would like to see added to our site,, this site is really about you and we really need your help here.

Some examples of what might be good to add but leave it up to your good judgement:

 - A great event, or venue that our community would be interested

- You have developed a really cool solution that others might find useful

– You figuered out how to make FREE BEER using our SDKs / APIs

– You have a great youtube video of an amazing solution that people should know about

– You found more broken links and we are driving you nuts

So how do you let us know what you would like to see ?

There is a Tab called "Submit Content" on the upper right side of our site, you enter your VMTN ID and simply submit your content idea. We have had two submitted so far,, one was a request to find the PowerCLI community,,, (we added it back in to the Nav bar) the other was from dblock and we added his link request to the Learn TAB.

Have a great weekend..

Pablo Roesch

VMware SDK Product Marketing


Thank you for making our first Developer Day a success !


Just wanted to say thanks for your support as our first Developer Day was a huge success. There are plenty of areas we need to improve on but I am finding that most of the folks thought it was useful and would attend again.  Please send us any feedback as we want to make our next Developer Day even better for you !  

If you did not get your Tshirt – swing by our Booth @ VMworld Community Lounge – you can also meet folks from our R&D and SDK Dev Support team, ask us questions, we have answers.


Pablo Roesch

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HW Health Demo – WebEx Demo and Sample Code


Neha, Dildip and Seemanki put together the HW Health Demo online for folks that could not see it during Tech Ex Developer Day.. I guess we had hmm a little hiccup during the demo 🙂 If you were there you know what we are talking about,,, if you could not attend maybe we will tell you what happened over a cold beer one day.

Hope this is useful, they are also putting together sample code in PowerShell and will be posting it soon.

Link: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-10665