vSphere Client SDK


The VMware vSphere Client SDK 8.0 provides sample plug-ins, tools, libraries and documentation to help developers build user interface vSphere Client extensions for both vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS.

Deprecation of Local Plug-ins

Important: VMware has deprecated the local plug-in architecture, as previously announced, in the vSphere 8.0 release. Local plug-in support will end in the next major vSphere release.

Local plug-ins remain functional in the vSphere 8.0 release, but they must be upgraded to compatibility with a number of security-related changes in vSphere. Local plug-ins must become FIPS-compliant and must isolate their 3rd-party libraries. Partners should migrate all local plug-ins to the remote plug-in architecture as soon as possible.

Getting Started

 1. Go through the Remote plug-in programming guide which contains quick-start tips, architecture overview, development guidelines and best practices.

 2. Get to know the manifest format and the JavaScript API for remote plug-ins.

 3. For migration from local plug-ins use the SDK migration tools for plug-in manifest conversion and JavaScript API migration.

 4. Check the Release notes and follow the SDK blog posts.

 5. Download the SDK, build your plug-in and test it against all vCenter Server versions it supports.

 6. Certify your plug-in with the vSphere Client Plugin Certification program.

Any questions? Reach out via plugin@vmware.com, Developer Center Partner Network or the Forum.


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