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VMware CIM SMASH/Server Management API Documentation

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The VMware CIM APIs provide a Common Information Model (CIM) interface for developers building management applications. With the CIM SMASH/Server Management API, developers can use CIM-compliant applications to monitor and manage the health of server systems running ESX/ESXi.

VMware CIM SMASH/Server Management API for ESX 4.0 and ESXi 4.0

Released 21-May-2009

  • For ESX 4.0 and ESXi 4.0.
  • Supports the CIM schema version 2.19.1 (experimental), a standard defined by the Distributed Management Task Force that specifies how to use industry-accepted object models for system management applications.
  • Supports CIM-XML or WS-MAN over HTTP.
  • Supports SLP.
  • SMASH profile support is detailed in the documentation.

Documentation Resources:

Previous Versions:

Documentation for the CIM SMASH/Server Management API for ESX Server 3.5 Update 4 and ESX Server 3i version 3.5 Update 4 is available here.

Documentation for the CIM SMASH/Server Management API for ESX Server 3.5 Update 3 and ESX Server 3i version 3.5 Update 3 is available here.

Documentation for the CIM SMASH/Server Management API for ESX Server 3.5 Update 2 and ESX Server 3i version 3.5 Update 2 is available here.

Documentation for the CIM SMASH/Server Management API for ESX Server 3i version 3.5 Update 1 is available here.

VMware Support for the CIM APIs

VMware Customer Support for the CIM APIs is limited to customers who experience runtime issues with the VMware CIMOM—the CIM Object Manager that runs as a service on ESX Server and responds to CIM requests. VMware does not provide application-development or debugging support, nor does it provide development-tools support. In addition, any sample programs using the CIM APIs are provided without support.

For help developing applications, visit the Management API Community, or engage VMware Professional Services.

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Last updated 11-Feb-2010 13:00 pm