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How to use the vCloud SDK, Part 2: Modifying

blueprint-vCloud-SKI-part2 In my last article I covered enough material to do an authentication handshake with the vCloud API and retrieve some of the most common items. But of course the API isn’t just used to get information on vCloud objects. Today I’m going to cover a few basic simple set commands giving you a few easy examples to replicate.
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What is Hybrid Hosting?

hybrid-icons The word hybrid in conjunction with another tech buzzword like hosting generally means that you are simply combining different types of hosting services. We first heard the term Hybrid Hosting rattling around hosting related conferences a few years ago. At that point people were hoping to combine Colocation services and Dedicated Servers in the same solution. That has now expanded to include Public and Private Cloud services.
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How to use the vCloud SDK

vCloud API VMWare has provided several SDKs for vCloud API. The API documentation is mainly beneficial to a lower level of coding or reference. For Java, .NET and PHP however the documentation and support is much greater. The examples provided below are using the PHP SDK. Comprehensive guidelines on the objects that are used to prepare requests and process responses can be found in the documentation that comes with your SDK. Additionally, there’s an HTML based REST guide for the API that I often found a bit more useful than the pdf.
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