Contributor
Contributor

How to get the summary information (like the os, memory, etc) of a VM on the ESX using the visdk4.0?

As per subject.

And I will appreciate it if you can supply some sample code to me.

Thanks

Dikang

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Community Manager
Community Manager

If you're looking to utilize the vSphere SDK, you won't be extracting this information from within the ESX Service Console, you'll be remotely connecting from either a Linux/Windows system and called from variety of languages (Powershell,Perl,C#, Java, etc.)

If you want to extract this using the Perl bindings (vSphere SDK for Perl), take a look at this vSphere health report which extracts this information:

You'll be able to find the majority of VM information using these two sections:

http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vc-sdk/visdk400pubs/ReferenceGuide/vim.vm.Summary.html

http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vc-sdk/visdk400pubs/ReferenceGuide/vim.vm.GuestInfo.html

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William Lam

VMware vExpert 2009

VMware ESX/ESXi scripts and resources at:

VMware Code Central - Scripts/Sample code for Developers and Administrators

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Contributor
Contributor

Hi William,

Thank you very much for your help! And do you know where can i find the related java sample code using the vSphere SDK? (I have downloaded the visdk4.0, but have not found any helpful code yet)

Thank you again!

Dikang

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Take a look at: and http://communities.vmware.com/blogs/DeveloperCenter/2009/07/17/introduction-to-the-vsphere-sdk-vi-sd... which has plenty of samples from the vSphere SDK for Java

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William Lam

VMware vExpert 2009

VMware ESX/ESXi scripts and resources at:

VMware Code Central - Scripts/Sample code for Developers and Administrators

If you find this information useful, please award points for "correct" or "helpful".

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi,

You can also check samples.jar file, which contains number of sample programs for sdk4.

It is located in sdk/samples/Axis/Java directory.

Thanks

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