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Introduction to the vSphere API Part 2: Object Model

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By William Lam, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer Introduction to the vSphere API Part 1: Overview In Part 1 of the series, we provided an overview to the vSphere API. In this article, we will explore the vSphere Object Model. Overview In order to retrieve properties, perform operations or modify entities within the vSphere API, it Read more...

How to get started with the vCloud SDKs in less than 5mins

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By William Lam, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer Are you interested in trying out one of our three vCloud SDKs (Java, .NET and PHP)? Check out the videos below that show you how to get started in under 5minutes! You can find additional resources by visiting each of our vCloud SDK community forums including more sample Read more...

Automating Auto Expand Configuration for a dvPortgroup in vSphere 5

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By William Lam, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer There was a recent blog article that references VMware KB 1022312 that provides a manual method of enabling a new feature in vSphere 5 for a distributed portgroup called Auto Expand. As the KB explains, Auto Expand is a new advanced option for a distributed portgroup (Static Binding Read more...

Useful vCloud API 1.5 Documentation

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By William Lam, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer Our documentation team just posted the vCloud API Reference HTML version online. This was previously only available as a download zip file. You can now browse the vCloud API Reference under the vCloud Director Documentation page. In addition to vCloud API Programming Guide and the vCloud API Reference Read more...

Introduction to the vSphere API Part 1

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By William Lam, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer In our previous article, we quickly looked at the differences between an API and an SDK. In this article, we will take a look at a high level summary of what makes up the vSphere API. Overview The vSphere API provides an interface for users to access the Read more...

Automating Datastore/Storage Device Detachment in vSphere 5

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By William Lam, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer Prior to vSphere 5, unpresenting a LUN from a set of ESX(i) hosts was not the easiest of tasks, as it took several steps that included masking rules on an ESX(i) host before and after the removal of a LUN (see this KB for more information). In vSphere Read more...

What’s the difference between an API vs SDK?

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By William Lam, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer If you are not a developer or programmer, the term API and SDK maybe foreign words to you. If you have heard of either of these words, often times they are miss-used or used interchangeably with one or another which can cause confusion. So what is an API Read more...

What's the difference between an API vs SDK?

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By William Lam, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer If you are not a developer or programmer, the term API and SDK maybe foreign words to you. If you have heard of either of these words, often times they are miss-used or used interchangeably with one or another which can cause confusion. So what is an API Read more...