On November 15, VMware offically announced the long-waited vSphere 6.5, which is a big release after 6.0 release early last year. Along with this vSphere release were a few other products like VMware vSAN 6.5, VMware vRealize Log Insight 4 and VMware vRealize Operations 6.4. According to the blog announcement, the vSphere 6.5 offers these high level features and benefits:
. Dramatically simplified experience (Simplified and Streamlined architecture, Rest-based APIs, HTML5-based GUI)
. Comprehensive built-in security (Secure Data, Infrastructure and Access)
. Universal app platform for running any apps (vSphere Integrated Containers)
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There is a follow-up blog post that details the features here by Charu Chaubal. I highly recommend you read through the article. It would definitely help you to prepare what to expect in the new vSphere APIs as well.
If you have been following my blog, you probably remember the blog post stating that management APIs are the “view” of the product (“model”). The upgrade of the product inevitably changes the management APIs. Understanding the product helps understanding the APIs.
To VMware’s credit, it has done a great job in maintaining the API compatibility – whatever in the old version is still supported in newer version of vSphere. That means whatever we’ve mastered about the APIs still holds. In fact, the API architecture hasn’t changed much since I published the VMware VI and vSphere book which is more about 3.5 and 4.0.
As a heavily dependent APIs, vijavaNG has been used by hundred of thousand of customers world-wide via OEM and direct sales. To empower customers to take advantage of the new vSphere 6.5 features, we’ve been working continuously, even during the Thanksgiving holidays, to upgrade vijava 6.0 to support vSphere 6.5.
Today, we’re happy to announce the vijavaNG 6.5, which offers complete support for vSphere 6.5. With the state-of-the-art Web service engine, it’s by far the smallest yet fastest Java APIs for managing VMware vSphere. It also has enhanced security features and other tooling, which make the API usage a much better experience.
If you are interested in more details or trial of the product, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the product page at http://www.doublecloud.net/prod_vijavang.php.