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

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Chapter 17. Scripting the VI SDK with Jython, Perl, and PowerShell

Because the VI SDK is built on top of Web Services interfaces, you can use any programming languages that support Web Services to develop your applications or utilities. Java is the primary language in this book so far, but it’s not the only choice.

This chapter shows you how to write code in scripting languages like Jython (Python), Perl, and PowerShell. The introductions show you how to get started, but they’re not intended to be a complete in-depth tutorial. For detailed information, read the related documents recommended in the section “Further Reading.”

Jython scripting comes as a by-product of the VI Java API. As long as you know how to program Python, you can easily use ...

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