This chapter provides an introduction into the REST APIs and how IBM Spectrum Protect Plus leverages this technology.
We demonstrate the REST API documentation and how users can discover and use the API for monitoring, configuring, and administration tasks. We also show how to discover API calls and their parameters to build a customized Python script for user-started backups of a single virtual machine (VM) from command line by using REST API services.
Finally, the sppclient utility is introduced. It is a Python module that encapsulates ...