vSphere Client SDK


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

Deprecation of Local Plug-ins

In vSphere 8.0, VMware deprecated local plug-ins, as previously announced. Local plug-in support ends in the next major vSphere release.

Important: Partners should migrate all local plug-ins to the remote plug-in architecture as soon as possible. For help with this, use the SDK migration tools for plug-in manifest conversion and JavaScript API migration.

Local plug-ins remain functional in vSphere 8.0, but they must be upgraded for compatibility with two vSphere security enhancements: local plug-ins must become FIPS-compliant and must isolate their 3rd-party libraries.

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. Check the Release Notes and SDK blog posts.

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

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

Any questions? Reach out via Developer Center Partner Network, or the Forum.


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Name Version Size MD5
vSphere Client SDK 8.0 8.0 200.35 MB 37bd17aa73e26f5d77e8d110a7d661d8
vSphere Client SDK 8.0U1 8.0U1 187.56 MB 8015b0671f104fbcb80329e142c5ea0a
vSphere Client SDK 8.0U2 8.0U2 184.02 MB 38cac6a7d67e5746d88004e7142a41a5
vSphere Client SDK 8.0U3 8.0U3 176.62 MB f315fc423a1d26c904fb962d7c0d463b

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