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

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Chapter 16. Extending the VI Client

Extending the VI Client allows you to integrate your software with VMware products for a better user experience. This chapter explains the extensibility story and how to take advantage of the ExtensionManager API to develop a VI Client plug-in. The development process involves writing configuration XML, registering the plug-in, and optionally designing backend Web applications.

Managed Object: ExtensionManager

VMware Infrastructure Extensibility Story

VMware VI is designed with a flexible and extensible architecture. It allows you to add more management functionality in three ways:

• Add more components into the VI Client using C#. This is not based on the official interface but is reverse-engineered by the ...

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