vSphere Guest SDK for vSphere 5.5

Overview

The vSphere Guest SDK provides read-only APIs for monitoring various virtual machine statistics. Management agents running in the guest OS of a virtual machine can use this data for reacting to changes in the application layer. The vSphere High Availability (HA) feature for ESXi hosts in a cluster provides protection for a guest OS and applications running in a virtual machine by restarting the virtual machine if a failure occurs. Using the HA Application Monitoring APIs, developers can write software to monitor guest OS and process heartbeat.

  • Available on Windows and Linux guest operating systems with VMware Tools installed.
  • This SDK supports C and C++ programming languages. You can support Java with wrapper classes, as in JNI.

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vSphere Guest SDK 5.5   Documentation Download

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