ESX Agent Manager (EAM) SDK 8.0 Update 2| 21 SEPT 2023

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About the vSphere Solutions Manager, vServices, and ESX Agent Manager SDK

With vSphere Solutions, vServices, and ESX Agents you can extend the functionality of vCenter Server.

  • A vSphere Solution is an object or program that you create by extending specific classes in the vSphere Web Services API. After you register your solution with the instance of the vSphere Web Services API's ExtensionManager managed object associated with your vCenter Server, you see your new solution in the vCenter Server Extensions of your vSphere Client.

    • You can create a vService solution to provide access for a specific application to connect to a service across the network.

    • You can create an ESX Agent to extend the functions of an ESXi host and provide additional services that a vSphere solution requires.

  • The vServices Manager and ESX Agent Manager are pre-built solutions that are part of the vCenter Server Extensions functionality within the vCenter Server.

  • The VMware ESX Agent Manager includes an API library that allows you to adapt and modify your solutions and view them using the vSphere Client.

For more details about each of these extensibility options, see Developing and Deploying vSphere Solutions, vServices, and ESXi Agents for vSphere 8.0 Update 1.


These release notes apply to the vSphere 8.0 Update 2 release. You should install the following software to use the 8.0 Update 2 version of the vSphere Solutions Manager, vServices, and ESX Agent Manager SDK.

To use the vSphere Solutions Manager, vServices, and ESX Agent Manager SDKs, download and/or install:

  • ESXi 8.0 Update 2 | 21 SEPT 2023

  • vCenter Server 8.0 Update 2 | 21 SEPT 2023

  • com.vmware.eam.apiref.doc.jar | API Reference

  • vsphere-vcenter-801-solutions-vservices-esxi-agent-manager-developer-guide.pdf | Programming Guide

What's New

  • Deprecation of ESX Agent Manager (EAM) VIB lifecycle API

    With vSphere 8.0 Update 2, you can use the EAM API to manage the life cycle of VIBs available on the hosts in a clusters. This support will be dropped in a future vSphere release. Instead of creating EAM agents with VIB URLs, you can use the vSphere Lifecycle Manager Solutions API to perform tasks on a cluster level such as installing, updating, and uninstalling a desired solution version on all hosts in a cluster.

    The ESX Agent VM API is not affected by this deprecation.

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