vCloud Suite SDK for Java



The VMware vCloud Suite SDK for Java enables programmatic access to vSphere. Access to capabilities exposed through the vSphere Web Services API is done using the vSphere Management SDK. It includes java libraries for accessing new features like Content Library and existing features like Tagging which did not support a public API prior to vSphere 6.0. The SDK also provides development kit for defining, implementing and exposing new API services (API Extensibility). It contains samples for the features mentioned above including how to interoperate with vSphere APIs. If you want to look at the vSphere Web Services API samples, please refer to the vSphere Management SDK.


The vCloud Suite SDK for Java is available in two forms, as a zip file, and as an Eclipse update site for use with Workbench IS.

Zip File

If you are using a different IDE than Workbench IS, or simply wish to do command line development, please download and expand the zip file version of the SDK.

Workbench IS

The Workbench IS version of the vCloud Suite SDK for Java has the same contents as the zip file version, but adds IDE features such as command completion, graphical debugging, and new project wizards. To use the Workbench IS version:

  1. Download and install Workbench IS
  2. Use the Workbench Dashboard to download and install the vCloud Suite Java SDK for Workbench IS or download the update site version and perform manual installation.

Note : The vCloud Suite SDKs have now been renamed to vSphere Automation SDK, please refer to the new SDKs for access to Virtual Machine management, vCenter Appliance management, Content Library and Tagging services and samples.


Name Version Size      
vCloud Suite SDK for Java 6.0   Documentation Download
VMware vCloud Suite Java SDK for Workbench IS 6.0     Download

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