Why you should know the VIX API – new VIX API Blog

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If you’re at all interested in scripting and automated ways to manage your VMware Infrastructure (lazy? I prefer to use the term ‘efficient’), you should already be getting familiar with the VI Toolkit (for Windows) that uses PowerShell to smash everything in its path, currently in beta. The crew over there have made an amazing Read more...

Introducing VProbes: a stethoscope for your VM

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(Because we include lots of screen shots in this video, I recommend hitting the little rectangular "full-screen" icon above and avoid straining your eyes.) Ask questions at the VProbes Expert Session VProbe Toolkit at Sourceforge VProbes Reference Guide (pdf) I asked VMware engineer Keith Adams to tell me about the new VProbes functionality first available Read more...

VMware Communities: Developer Center Blog: Announcing client side Java APIs (experimental) and samples for VI SDK

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Here’s a new post from our Developer Center Blog. Welcome, Steve, to the virtualization blogosphere! Check out the Developer Center and Developer Community if you haven’t for a while. A lot of solid resources for you. Link: VMware Communities: Developer Center Blog: Announcing client side Java APIs (experimental) and samples for VI SDK. This is Read more...

Official VC plugin documentation released; new SDK book on the way

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VMware has released an official guide to writing VC plugins: see VMware Infrastructure (VI) SDK 2.5. Note:Support for VI Client Plug-ins is Experimental, and is subject to change in future releases. VI Client Plug-ins With the release of VirtualCenter 2.5, VMware offers third-party developers and partners the ability to extend the VMware Infrastructure Client (VI Read more...