The Guest and HA Application Monitoring Developer’s Guide provides information about developing applications using the VMware® Guest Application Programming Interface (API).
VMware provides several different software development kit (SDK) products, each of which targets different developer communities and platforms. This guide is intended for developers who want to retrieve information about the virtual machine and host hardware in which the application runs. The supported VMware platforms include ESX/ESXi 4.0, ESX/ESXi 4.1, ESXi 5.0, and ESXi 5.1.
Revision History
This book is revised with each release of the product or when necessary. A revised version can contain minor or major changes. Revision History summarizes the significant changes in each version of this book.
Intended Audience
This book is intended for developers of software for vSphere high availability (HA) application monitoring, or for gathering statistics about guest operating systems.
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