vSphere Management SDK

Overview

The VMware vSphere Management SDK is a bundle that contains a set of VMware vSphere SDKs (vSphere Web Services SDK, vSphere Storage Management SDK, vSphere ESX Agent Manager SDK, SSO Client SDK and vSphere Storage Policy SDK).The vSphere Software Development Kits provide all the documentation, libraries, and code examples needed for developers to rapidly build solutions integrated with the industry's leading virtualization platform.

For accessing features from the vSphere REST APIs please refer to the vSphere Automation SDKs.

Downloads

The vSphere Management SDK 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 not using the Eclipse IDE, or simply wish to do command line development, please download and expand the zip file version of the vSphere Management SDK.

Workbench IS

If you use the Eclipse IDE for your development, you can benefit from the installation of the Workbench Integrated Suite (Workbench IS) version of the SDK. The Workbench IS package of the SDK has the same contents as the zip file version, but adds additional features such as connecting to remote ESXi systems, log file analysis, new project wizards, code completion and more.

There are two ways to install the Workbench IS version of the SDK:  

  1. Use Eclipse online update installation, following the instructions on the Workbench IS page.
  2. Download and manually install the "update site" zip files yourself. Download and install Workbench IS first, then install the "UpdateSite-* package which you can download below. The Workbench IS page contains detailed instructions on how to install from an update site zip file. You must use this approach if your workstation does not have internet connectivity.

1 Downloads

Name Version Size      
vSphere Management SDK 6.7     Download
vSphere Management SDK 6.7U1     Download
vSphere Management SDK 6.7U3     Download

2 Documentation and Reference

Name Size  
VMware vSphere Web Services SDK Programming Guide 6.7 Update 3 PDF
CIM SMASH/Server Management API Programming Guide PDF 597.5 KB
CIM SMASH/Server Management API Release Notes 2.8 KB
Developing and Deploying vSphere Solutions, vServices, and ESX Agents PDF 502.9 KB
Developing and Deploying vSphere Solutions, vServices, and ESX Agents 6.7 Update 1 PDF 499.6 KB
Open Source License - Management SDK 6.7
Open Source License - Management SDK 6.7U1
Open Source License - Management SDK 6.7U3
Using a Proxy with vSphere Virtual Serial Ports PDF 1.0 MB
vCenter Single Sign-On Client SDK Programming Guide PDF 564.9 KB
vCenter Single Sign-On Client SDK Release Notes 3.9 KB
VMware Storage Monitoring Service SDK Release Notes 3.7 KB
VMware Storage Policy SDK Release Notes 13.5 KB
VMware vSphere Web Services SDK Developer Setup Guide PDF 292.2 KB
VMware vSphere Web Services SDK Programming Guide PDF 4.7 MB
vSphere Solutions Manager, vServices, and ESX Agent Manager 6.7 Update 1 Release Notes 5.3 KB
vSphere Solutions Manager, vServices, and ESX Agent Manager Release Notes 6.1 KB
vSphere Storage Policy SDK Programming Guide PDF 340.3 KB
vSphere Web Services SDK 6.7 Release Notes 12.7 KB
vSphere Web Services SDK 6.7 Update 1 Release Notes 6.9 KB
vSphere Web Services SDK 6.7 Update 3 Release Notes 6.6 KB
CIM SMASH/Server Management API 6.7
vCenter Storage Monitoring Service API 6.7
VMware Storage Policy API 6.7
vSphere ESX Agent Manager API 6.7
vSphere Web Services API 6.7U3
vSphere Web Services API 6.7
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