vCenter Storage Monitoring Service SDK 2.0 Release Notes
SMS 2.0 is the first public release of the fully supported SMS SDK. It is no longer experimental. SMS 2.0 is not backwards compatible with clients that use earlier versions of the SDK (distributed with versions 4.0 and 4.1 of the vSphere Web Services SDK). You must use the SDK that is distributed with the vSphere Management SDK for vSphere 5.0.
This document contains the following information:
The VMware vCenter Storage Monitoring Service (SMS) provides simplified access to storage capabilities, associations, and space usage. It is a Web service that runs in the Apache Tomcat container, available on the vCenter host. SMS has its own Java-based, in-memory database management system (referred to as the “SMS Cache”) that periodically synchronizes its data with the storage-information provider database.
Storage administrators can access the Storage Monitoring Service by using the vSphere Client. A client-side plug-in for the Storage Monitoring Service installs during vSphere Client installation. With the plug-in, you can use the vSphere Client to display information about storage configuration and associations. See vSphere Storage in the vSphere Documentation Center for more information.
SMS 2.0 provides the following new features:
The SMS SDK is distributed as part of the
vSphere Management SDK.
The vSphere Management SDK is a collection of vSphere SDKs. When you extract the contents
of the distribution kit, the SMS SDK is contained in the
The SMS method