The vCloud Air Metrics Programmer's Guide provides information about the Metrics API for vCloud Air.

The Metrics API provides support for developers who are building interactive clients for vCloud Air monitoring and who are using a RESTful application development style.

A collection of JSON and XML documents represents and defines the objects on which the RESTful API for metrics retrieval operates.

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The vCloud Air API supports only the XML data format for the vCloud Air API; whereas, the Metrics API supports the JSON data format. This programmer's guide provides examples for vCloud Air API by using the XML data format and examples for the Metrics API by using the JSON data format.

This guide is intended for software developers who are building interactive clients of vCloud Air. This guide discusses Representational State Transfer (REST) and RESTful programming conventions, and vCloud Air technology. You must be familiar with these and other widely deployed technologies such as JSON, XML, HTTP, and the Windows or Linux operating system.

See the vCloud Air - Dedicated Cloud and Virtual Private Cloud user documentation for additional information about managing the virtual machines and edge gateways deployed in your vCloud Air environment.

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, go to http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.