Author Archives: Richard Thomchick

The Developer Blog Has Moved!

Developer Center is now VMware {code} and we have a new blog at Here you will find the latest and greatest tips, tutorials, and news for developers on a wide range of topics from vSphere and PowerCLI to DevOp and cloud-native apps.

This blog will remain alive as an archive so you can refer back to old posts you may have bookmarked. Thanks for reading!

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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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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.

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

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The Power of Partnership: World Wide Technology

Enabling the ecosystem is a critical part of our mission at VMware Developer Center, and World Wide Technology (WWT) is a great example of the ways in which VMware partners are using our products to create integrated SDDC solutions for both traditional and cloud-native applications.

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vSphere PowerCLI 6.0R1 Now Available

VMware vSphere PowerCLI is a command-line and scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell that provides more than 400 cmdlets for managing and automating vSphere and vCloud environments. This release of vSphere PowerCLI introduces a number of new capabilities and expands on the existing cmdlets introducing cmdlets for connecting to vCloud Air and enabling hybrid management of both vCloud and on-premises environments from the same command line.

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New vSphere 6 SDKs and Developer Tools

VMware Developer Center is pleased to announce the release of several new and updated SDKs, tools, and developer resources for vSphere 6, the industry-leading virtualization platform. Sign in to VMware Developer Center for access to the latest resources or read on for more detail. Continue reading

VMware OVF Tool 3.5.2 Now Available

VMware Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Tool is a command-line utility that enables a user to import and export OVF packages to and from a wide variety of VMware products. You can use OVF Tool to distribute and import virtual machines and vApps, either within your organization or for distribution to other organizations. The latest version, 3.5.2, makes it easier than ever to author and package workloads for the cloud.

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New Virtual SAN SSD Certifications

As noted by Joe Cook on the vSphere blog, the Virtual SAN (vSAN) Compatibility Guide has been updated with several new components, including 12 new solid-state drives (SSDs).

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