After the vSphere 5.0 was released, I checked the vSphere Web Services SDK documentation page. Upon clicking the vSphere API Reference link, I got into the vSphere 5.0 Documentation Center as follows:
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It’s a bit surprise to me. First of all, I like the integrated approach where you can find all the information related to vSphere 5.0: from user manual to SDK/CLIs, and even links to communities/blogs. Also, you have nice features like bookmark, search and printing, etc.
At the same time, I found it’s a bit overloaded if I am only interested in the API reference, which I am most of the time. I tried to load the API reference into a separate window or tab, but with no luck. If you know of any trick here, please share it in the comment.
Luckily the API reference is still included in the SDK package. I extracted it out and uploaded it to the open source VI Java API project home. Now if you like simple docs as I do, you can bookmark it here: http://vijava.sourceforge.net/vSphereAPIDoc/ver5/ReferenceGuide/. The link is also available at VI Java API project home with all the previous versions.