vSphere Management SDK 5.5 Release Notes
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