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VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration by Jonathan Medd, Arnim van Lieshout, Glenn Sizemore, Alan Renouf, Luc Dekens

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Chapter 20

The Onyx Project

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Work with the Onyx Project
  • Let Onyx Help You
  • Use Onyx
    • Connecting to a vCenter or an ESX(i) Server
    • Translating Captured SOAP Traffic
    • Configuring Onyx
    • Using Onyx Output
  • Work with References
    • Hard-Coded References to Entities
    • Hard-Coded MoRefs
  • Use Onyx in the Real World

Despite what you learned in Chapter 19, “The SDK,” working with the vSphere APIs might still seem an obscure black art. To help you on your journey through the SDK, the PowerCLI Development Team created the Onyx Project. This tool shows you how the VMware developers programmed the tasks you use in the vSphere Client. And once you’re familiar with Onyx, we’ll show you how we used Onyx while developing this book ...

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