In a previous post, I blogged about a tutorial on using the open source VI Java API in Groovy by Aaron Sweemer. Two weeks later, he wrote a new tutorial Easy vSphere Web Apps with Grails and the VI Java API.
In his new tutorial, Aaron introduced detailed steps in how to use the VI Java API for a simple web application with Grails framework. The web application displays a web page that lists all the virtual machines with the corresponding guest OS names and whether they support multiple snapshots.
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If you want to develop a web application interacting with vSphere with Grails, this tutorial is for you. Given the popularity of Grails, the tutorial did not introduce much Grails itself. It just assumes you know it already. If not yet, you can visit the Grails website for more information.
As many people develop Web applications for vSphere Client plug-ins, you may also want to read a tech note I wrote a while back on how to develop a simple yet complete vSphere Client plug-in using Java and Tomcat. Once you read these two articles, you can easily develop your plug-ins using Groovy and Grails.