This book, the vSphere SDK for Perl Installation Guide, provides information about installing the vSphere SDK for Perl 5.5. VMware® provides several SDK products, each of which targets different developer communities and platforms. This guide is for administrators who want to run vSphere SDK for Perl scripts on vSphere systems and for developers who want to develop vSphere SDK for Perl scripts for vSphere systems.
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This book is intended for anyone who installs the vSphere SDK for Perl. All users must understand how to modify and run Perl scripts on the platform of their choice. Users who want to install the SDK for Perl from source code must also understand the source code installation process.
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