Richard Garsthagen, Technical Marketing Manager at VMware, launched from his blog a little unofficial PHP course to program the new VMware Infrastructure 3:
VMware Infrastructure 3 has as you probably already know a very extensive SDK which allows you to write your own software that can talk to any ESX3 or VirtualCenter 2 server and retrieve information or execute tasks. The SDK is based on a web service that is integrated in the VirtualCenter Server and any ESX Server. The new VI3 SDK is significantly different than the previous SDK. It has much more methods (function calls) and uses a different model to query information.
In this first part we are going to look at how to make a basic connection to VC2 and how to login to the service.