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vSphere Solutions Manager, vServices, and ESX Agent Manager SDK 5.5 Release Notes

Released 22 Sept 2013

This document contains the following information:

About the vSphere Solutions Manager, vServices, and ESX Agent Manager SDK

With vSphere Solutions, vServices, and ESX Agents you can extend the functionality of vCenter Server.

  • A vSphere Solution is an object or program that you create by extending specific classes in the vSphere Web Services API. After you register your solution with the instance of the vSphere Web Services API's ExtensionManager managed object associated with your vCenter Server, you see your new solution in the Solutions Manager tab of your vSphere Web Client.
    • You can create a vService solution to provide access for a specific application to connect to a service across the network.
    • You can create an ESX Agent to extend the functions of an ESXi host and provide additional services that a vSphere solution requires.
  • The vServices Manager and ESX Agent Manager are pre-built solutions that are part of the Solutions Manager functionality within the vCenter Server.
  • The VMware ESX Agent Manager includes an API library that allows you to adapt and modify the ESX Agent Manager (EAM) Sample Solution and view it using the vSphere Web Client.

For more details about each of these extensibility options, see http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.

Requirements

These release notes apply to the 5.5 Release of vSphere. You should install the following software to use the 5.5 version of the vSphere Solutions Manager, vServices, and ESX Agent Manager SDK.

To use the vSphere Solutions Manager, vServices, and ESX Agent Manager SDKs, download and/or install:

  • ESXi 5.5 | 22 Sept 2013
  • com.vmware.eam.apiref.doc.jar | API Reference
  • Developing_vSphere_Solutions.pdf | Programmer's Guide

What’s New in This Release?

This release of the vSphere Solutions Manager, vServices, and ESX Agent Manager SDKs includes the following new features:

  • There are no new features in this release.

Resolved Issues

This release of the vSphere Solutions Manager, vServices, and ESX Agent Manager SDKs resolves the following issues:

  • No new issues were resolved in release 5.5. See the 5.0 Release Notes for the VMware vSphere Management SDK for the latest list of new features and resolved issues.

Known Issues and Workarounds

There are no known issues in this release.

Last updated 22-Sept-2013