vSphere Management SDK 5.5 Release Notes

Released 22Sep2013

The vSphere Management SDK is a collection of software development kits for the vSphere management programming environment.

For vSphere 5.5, the VMware Storage Policy SDK has been added to the vSphere Management SDK. The vSphere Management SDK contains the following vSphere SDKs.

vSphere Web Services SDK Supports the vSphere API which provides access to vSphere Server Web services.
VMware Storage Policy SDK Supports the Storage Policy API which provides access to storage capabilities and profiles.
vSphere vCenter Storage Monitoring Service (SMS) SDK Supports the SMS API which provides access to the vCenter Storage Monitoring Web service.
vSphere ESX Agent Manager (EAM) SDK Supports the EAM API which provides access to vSphere management components.
vCenter Single Sign On SDK Supports the use of SAML tokens for client participation in single sign-on sessions with a vCenter Server.

When you extract the contents of the distribution kit, you create the following sub-directories for the individual SDKs:



For information about the different APIs, see the VMware vSphere Documentation Center. The relevant portion of the table of contents is shown here:

vSphere API/SDK Documentation
  vSphere Management SDK
    vSphere Web Services SDK Documentation
    vCenter Single Sign On SDK
    VMware CIM SMASH/Server Management API for ESXi Documentation
    vCenter Storage Monitoring Service SDK
    VMware Storage Policy SDK Documentation
    vCenter Solutions Manager, vServices, and vSphere ESX Agent Manager
         SDK Documentation