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

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Chapter 5. Introducing the VI Java API

This chapter first reviews the challenges with the VI SDK Web Services interface. It then introduces the design objectives of the VI Java API and how it is architected. After the discussion, you see yet another sample converted from the previous HelloWorld sample using the VI Java API, followed by an introduction on how to use the VI Java API.

The chapter then digs into the VI Java API, with detailed discussion of key managed object types and the new high-performance Just Enough Web Service Engine. This part is optional. You can safely skip it and jump to the next chapter.

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