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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Script-O-Mania – Odds of winning are really good…

Just thought I would put together a little reminder to let everyone know about the Script-O-mania contest end date and some random thoughts on what to buy with your winnings.
So far the odds look really good for winning some hard cold cash. 

Contest Overview:

– Chance to win up to $2500 for your very best ESXi scripts.

– Contest ends March 15th, 2010

– Details at: http://vmware.com/go/scriptomania

Top 3 things you could buy with the Grand Prize $2500

#1 5 -iPads for you and your friends

#2 A good portion of VCP Training for a friend (who might really need it)

#3 Short trip to PEX Las Vegas, even if you are not a partner it might be fun to hang out at the Mandalay Hotel


VMware Partner Exchange – Recommended SDK / API sessions to attend…


The folks from the SDK / API team will be presenting in Las Vegas in Feb and wanted to point out some of the must attend sessions if you are into building management solutions with the vSphere platform.Folks these sessions should be updated in the session builder soon, for now best to keep track of the Session ID.

To find out more on the event visit our Partner Exchange Site


1:30 – 2:30    TEX IBP 1000 – VMware vSphere SDKs and APIs Overview

2:45 – 3:45    TEX IBP 1001 – vSphere API Best Practices (Extremely useful for folks new to the SDK)


2:45 – 3:45        TEX APP 0105 – Building Applications for your Cloud using VMware Studio

5:15 – 6:15    TEX C 0200 – Cloud Computing: Interfacing with vCloud using API  (Update from the overview session presented last quarter)


9:00 – 10:00 TEX IBP 1006 – VIX APIs – Managing and Automating Guest OS

10:15 – 11:15 CORRECTION TEX IBP 1003 – Using the VMware PowerCLI for automated installation and configuration of ESXi and vCenter Server for ISV OEM Partners

11:30 – 12:30   TEX IBP 1007 – Getting Stoned with Onyx (Newly added session)

1:30 – 2:30    TEX IBP 1004 – All about Events, Alarms, and Tasks (New Topic )

2:45 – 3:45    TEX IBP 1005 – Developing performance monitoring tools using the vSphere APIs: simple troubleshooting techniques and programming best practices.(90 Minute session, highest rated session of all time – must attend for anyone building monitoring solutions)

Self Paced Labs


Intro to vSphere Web Services API


Managing the vSphere Infrastructure with PowerShell


2010 VMware SDK / API Predictions – by Pablo Roesch


It is hard to believe the New Year is already in its second week. I have been a little quiet these past few weeks as it has been hard to recover from my holiday break. I might have spent too much time in an undisclosed remote beach in Central America.


Here are my Top 5 Predictions for 2010.


#1. VMware Developer Community Sample Code site will be easier to use. As you know uploading and sharing code on our community is not ideal. Nava has been writing a plug in to improve the way the code is displayed and shared. It’s still a work in progress and will be released into the wild soon.


#2. VMware Global Support Services will provide SDK Developer / Scripting Support for our end user customers. Right now SDK Developer Support is only available for TAP members, (Select Level and above) We have been working with our friends in GSS and hope to have some good news for our customers this year. It has been long overdue.


#3. William (Lamw) will be the winner of some hard cold cash if no one else submits a script in our Script-O-Mania contest. The Script-O-Mania contest was launched before the break and William was our first and only contestants. Odds of winning are on his side.


#4. Project Onyx will take over our minds and force its will on the SDK / API marketing team. Project Onyx was developed by our PowerCLI development team with the goal to make developing, scripting using our APIs a little bit easier. This is very much a grass roots project and has gained an immense amount of popularity from our administrators and developers out there.


#5. I will find an iPhone app that will not only help me find my way home when lost, but will also open my garage door.   This is more of a fun prediction. I lost my remote controlled garage door opener during VMworld Developer Day and I am waiting for someone to create a really useful application that will open my automatic garage door opener.