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VMware Releases the Virtual Disk Development Kit 1.0

Only a few short days ago, VMware released its Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) 1.0.  The release notes read:

The VDDK is designed to assist partners and customers in developing applications that integrate with VMware virtual disk storage. The kit includes:

  • The Virtual Disk library, a set of C function calls to manipulate virtual disk (VMDK) files.
  • C++ code samples that you can build with either Visual Studio or the GNU C compiler.
  • Virtual Disk Manager utility to manipulate offline VMDK files on Windows or Linux (clone, create, relocate, rename, grow, shrink, or defragment).
  • DiskMount utility to access files and file systems in virtual disks on Windows or Linux.
  • Documentation about the Virtual Disk library and the command-line utilities.

VDDK provides easy access to virtual disk storage. This enables a wide range of solutions including:

  • Creation of virtual machine disk files to store backup of physical images.
  • Read access to virtual disk to enable off-line centralized scanning of virtual machines for anti-virus.
  • Write access to virtual disk to enable off-line centralized patching of virtual machines.
  • Read access to virtual disk to enable off-line software package analysis of virtual machines.

To obtain the software, navigate to the VMware Developer Center and under the heading SDKs and APIs, click Virtual Disk. For download you will need to provide your email address and registered password.

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2008 6:09 AM by David Marshall
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