vSphere Management SDK


The VMware vSphere Management SDK is a bundle that contains a set of VMware vSphere SDKs (vSphere Web Services SDK, vSphere Storage Management SDK, vSphere ESX Agent Manager SDK, SSO Client SDK and vSphere Storage Policy SDK).The vSphere Software Development Kits provide all the documentation, libraries, and code examples needed for developers to rapidly build solutions integrated with the industry's leading virtualization platform.

For accessing vSphere 6.0 features and APIs, please refer to vCloud Suite SDK for Java and .NET


The vSphere Management SDK is available in two forms, as a zip file, and as an Eclipse update site for use with Workbench IS.

Zip File

If you are using a different IDE than Workbench IS, or simply wish to do command line development, please download and expand the zip file version of the vSphere Management SDK.

Workbench IS

The Workbench IS version of the SDK has the same contents as the zip file version, but adds IDE features such as command completion, graphical debugging, and new project wizards. To use the Workbench IS version:

  1. Download and install Workbench IS
  2. Use the Workbench Dashboard to download and install the vSphere Management SDK or download the update site version and perform manual installation.


Name Version Size      
vSphere Management SDK 6.0   Documentation Download
VMware vSphere Management SDK for Workbench IS 6.0     Download

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