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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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.
vSphere 5.0 Update 1 version of the product. On RHEL, the installer no longer uses CPAN but proceeds like the vSphere 4.1 installer. All other Linux installers proceed like the vSphere 5.0 installer. This document reflects the changed behavior.
vSphere 5.0 version of the product. On Linux, installer stops if required software is not available. The Linux installer requires Internet access and installs other prerequisites through CPAN.
vSphere 4.1 version of the product. On Linux, installer does not run if required prerequisite software is not available. Linux installer installs recommended Perl modules if no version is currently installed. Linux installer no longer overwrites existing Perl modules.
vSphere 4.0 version of the product. Uses the vSphere Management Assistant as the vSphere SDK for Perl appliance. The installer now includes both vSphere SDK for Perl and the vSphere Command-Line Interface (vSphere CLI).
Intended Audience
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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