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VMware VI and vSphere SDK: Managing the VMware Infrastructure and vSphere by Steve Jin

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Chapter 2. VI SDK Basics

This chapter introduces the basic concepts of the VI SDK and lays the foundation for you to move forward to programming in successive chapters. These basic concepts include Web Services, the VI SDK object model from managed objects to data objects, and faults. This chapter also illustrates several basic tools to familiarize you with the object model and how the objects are related. The object model is critical to mastering the programming interfaces along the way, because these interfaces are simply “views” to these objects in the model. Finally, this chapter shows you how to effectively use the VI SDK API reference and get help from various resources, such as online communities.

Overview of the VI SDK

The VI SDK provides ...

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