Streamlined Application and Script Development

  • Access experienced VMware SDK/API engineers to help streamline your application and script development and testing, and get to market faster.
  • Take advantage of expert assistance to guide your development process, including sanity checks, best practice recommendations, and work-around suggestions.
  • Avoid exposing your proprietary code in public forums by interacting with knowledgeable VMware engineers in confidence.
  • Choose from two service levels (Standard and Premium) to best meet your needs.

The VMware SDK and API support offering provides access to VMware Application Programming Interface (API) expert engineers to get your solutions to market quickly. These professionals have years of experience working with third-party solutions, and possess in-depth knowledge of VMware APIs. This program is ideal for Independent Software/Hardware Vendors (ISVs/IHVs), commercial and enterprise organizations building solutions for managing VMware environments.

VMware SDK and API Support is available in two service level agreements: Standard support provides a response within two business days, and Premium support provides a response within one business day. SDK Support engineers won't write or test your code, but they may suggest sample code for a possible solution.

SDK Support will help you answer questions such as the following:

  • Can I do this task with an SDK?
  • How do I do it?
  • I tried it, and it's not working. Did I do it correctly?
  • It doesn't perform like it is supposed to. Is this a bug?
  • Why are my scripts not working in the new release of vSphere?

SDK Support is available in two service level agreements: Standard support provides a response within two business days, and Premium support provides a response within one business day. SDK Support engineers won't write or test your code for you, but they may provide sample code to express a suggested solution. If you need help writing code, we recommend contacting your local VMware sales representative or reseller for information on additional service options.

 

Need more specifics? Learn more about the scope of the SDK Support Program.

Who Should Consider Purchasing This Program?
  • Organizations that are customizing and leveraging VMware APIs to manage large environments.
  • Developers and administrators building management solutions using the VMware API, SDKs, and Command Line Interfaces for products supported with this offering.
Customer Testimonials

"Our products and solutions manage some of North America's largest data farms, and we rely on VMware APIs and VMware SDK Support to help us manage and reduce complexity. Recently, we were running into performance issues when polling our infrastructure. The Developer Support team quickly made some recommendations, and the changes we made as a result helped improved our code performance by more than 30%."

Mike Giles, Sr. Software Engineer, Netiq

 

 

"The VMware SDK Support Program helped us by providing sanity checks and workarounds throughout our VMware vSphere API solution development process. The VMware team is extremely professional, they understand my needs and they have in-depth working knowledge of the vSphere APIs."

Luc Dekens, Systems Engineer and vExpert

Feature SDK and API Support
Hours of Operation 12x5
Length of Service 1 Year Only
Product Updates No
Product Upgrades No
Products Supported Support by Product Matrix
Method of Access Standard Support: Web
Premium Support: Web/Call Back By Appointment
Response Method Standard Support: Email
Premium Support: Email/Call Back By Appointment
Remote Support Yes
Max Number of Technical Contacts per Contract 1 Person Per Contract
Number of Support Requests Unlimited for a 12-Month Period
Target Response Times

Standard
Premium


2 Business Days (48 Business Hours); Email
1 Business Day (24 Business Hours); Email/Call Back By Appointment
Access to VMware Discussion Forums Yes
Access to Knowledge Base Yes
Business Days Monday - Friday

PROGRAM SCOPE

The VMware SDK and API support offering provides an administrator or developer with VMware best practices for deploying supported SDK products in Automation and Integration scenarios.

We support

  • Design Advice
  • Performance tuning advice
  • Code snippet review and advice
  • Problem diagnosis
  • Bugs report

We Don't Support

  • Production issues with customer code
  • End-to-end debugging of customer code
  • Development of customer code
  • Third party products used during development (e.g. IDE)

Definition of Terms

Design advice - guidance in the choice of approach and selection of supported methods that best meet the goals of your use case.

 

Performance tuning advice - guidance in the best practices around using supported APIs to achieve better performance.

 

Code snippet review and advice - guidance based on review of standalone code snippets for the purpose of insuring proper use of supported APIs.

 

Problem diagnosis - assistance with isolating a reported problem for the purposes of determining if the issue is with customer code or the supported API.

 

Bug reports - interacting with Engineering to find resolution for a problem discovered with a supported API.

 

Supported API - any publically documented API or method that is not denoted as experimental or deprecated.

Additional Information

Purchase information can be found by calling VMware and choosing the Sales Option. Additional information about our support policies and offerings can be found in our Technical Support Welcome Guide. The SDK and API support program is governed by the VMware Support Terms and Conditions.

FAQs

SDK Support Program FAQs

What products are covered by the VMware SDK and API Support offering?

 Please refer to the SDK section in the Products Supported list.

Will I be able to include this in my Enterprise License Agreement (ELA)?

Yes, normal discounts will apply.

Can I use my VMware Professional Services Organization (PSO) credits to pay for the SDK Support Program?

No, PSO credits can only be used to pay for VMware Consulting or Education Services.

Who should I contact for more information?

Contact your VMware Sales representative.