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Monthly Archives: July 2014

New Tool: Valgrind, ESXi Version

As part of our ongoing commitment to developers and open source software, VMware has released an ESXi porting of Valgrind 3.7.0, a GPL (GNU General Public License) licensed  instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools. Valgrind Tools, ESXi Version works with ESXi 5.5 and later versions. This suite comprises a number of tools for memory debugging, memory leak detection, and cache and heap profiling.

Download Valgrind for ESXi today and stay tuned for an in-depth article on dynamic memory analysis from the Valgrind team.


New Technical Paper: vCenter Operations Management Packs

VMware vCenter Operations Management Packs extend the capabilities of vCenter Operations Management Suite to third- party products and technologies to enable end-to-end operations intelligence with data visualizations, dashboards, reports, alerts, and actions. And now VMware has published a management pack technical white paper will give you insight into the types of management packs you can create and how to deliver them, along with examples of great management packs from other VMware partners.

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New Log Insight Partner Program

With the recent release of vCenter Log Insight 2.0, VMware has extended its platform for log analytics and machine learning in a variety of areas. As mentioned on the Cloud Management Blog, we’re also making it easier for partners to build Log Insight Content Packs with the new Log Insight Partner Program.

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Getting Started With the vSphere Management SDK

If you are a software developer new to the VMware management stack, you may have noticed that the learning curve is a little steep. This is due in part to the breadth of our offerings, and the number of different ways you may need to use VMware products. This can lead to an overload of information.

This is the first in a series of articles that will walk through the process of getting set up and using the vSphere Management SDK. It is targeted at developers of software products that will manage, monitor, analyze, automate or otherwise interact with virtual resource controlled by VMware infrastructure. I’m not addressing device drivers or low level development, nor am I addressing scripts to automate specific IT operations.

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vSphere 2015 Beta Is Here

VMware is pleased to announce the vSphere 2015 Public Beta program, which represents one small leap for VMware and one giant leap for cloud computing. The new beta, which for the first time is open for everyone to join, includes updates to several limited access SDKs and APIs, along with their associated programs, certifications and documentation—all available on VMware Developer Center.

Join the vSphere Beta Community

Beta participation is vital for us to reach our Day 0 goals together. Early feedback will insure we have enough time to address your issues and concerns in the General Availability release of our SDK and certification plugins. Although this Beta Program has no established end date, and you can provide comments throughout the program, we strong encourage everyone to participate and provide feedback in the first 4-6 weeks of the program (which started June 30, 2014).

Download Gated SDKs for vSphere 2015 Beta

Authorized partner developers who are participating in eligible Developer Center programs can now find SDKs, certification plugins, and associated documentation for vSphere 2015 Beta on VMware Developer Center portal. Early feedback will insure we have enough time to address your issues and concerns in the General Availability release of our SDK and certification plugins.

The Beta release is not to be used for production development or certification purposes. Official certification will start with the Release Candidate (RC) build.

Not sure where to start? Download the vSphere Beta Program Ground Rules or read the Master Software Best Test Agreement before you join the vSphere Beta program. For all issues, and any assistance, please access your Developer Center Partner Network (DCPN) account or contact your VMware program manager for additional help.

VMware Developer Blog: Reboot

In February 2014, VMware launched its new Developer Center, a single place for all developer resources including SDKs and APIs, tools, forums, programs, and certifications. Today, we’re taking the next step by rebooting the VMware Developer Blog.

The VMware Developer blog is your source for the latest news, how-to articles, best practices, and insights about VMware SDKs, APIs, developer tools like VMware Workbench, and other related topics. We will also give you a exclusive look at some of the cutting-edge projects taking place in the Ecosystems and Solutions Engineering (EASE) group.

For more information, visit the VMware Developer Center at developercenter.vmware.com.

Special thanks to Pablo Roesch for all his contributions to this blog!