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VMware vSphere Python SDK

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pyVmomi is the Python SDK for the VMware vSphere API that allows you to manage ESX, ESXi, and vCenter.

Getting Started

To get started, check out the samples project at


The master is code that is in development, official releases are tagged and posted to pypi

  • The official release is availabe using pip, just run pip install pyvmomi.
  • To install the version in github use python develop for development install or python install.



For general language neutral documentation of vSphere Management API see:

Python Support

  • pyVmomi 5.5.0-2014.1 and later support Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3 and 3.4
  • pyVmomi 5.5.0 and below support Python 2.6 and 2.7

Compatibility Policy

pyVmomi versions are marked vSphere_version _separator_release . Pyvmomi maintains minimum backward compatibility with the previous _four_ releases of vSphere and it’s own previous four releases. Compatibility with much older versions may continue to work but will not be actively supported.

For example, version v5.5.0_2014.1 is most compatible with vSphere 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, and 4.1 and was the first release in 2014. Initial releases compatible with a version of vSphere will bare a naked version number of v5.5.0 indicating that version of pyVmomi was released simultaneously with the GA version of vSphere with the same version number.

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