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SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere 5.0

Access REST APIs using the Swagger API web page

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REST APIs are exposed through the Swagger web page. You can access the Swagger web page to display either the SnapCenter Server or the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere REST APIs, as well as to manually issue an API call. Use the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere REST APIs to perform operations on VMs and datastores.

The plug-in has different Swagger web pages from the SnapCenter Server Swagger web pages.

Before you begin

For SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere REST APIs, you must know either the IP address or the host name of the SnapCenter VMware plug-in.

Note The plug-in only supports REST APIs for the purpose of integrating with third party applications and does not support PowerShell cmdlets or a CLI.
  1. From a browser, enter the URL to access the plug-in Swagger web page:


    Important Do not use the following characters in the REST API URL: +, . , %, and &.

    Access the SnapCenter VMware plug-in REST APIs:


    Log in use the vCenter authentication mechanism to generate the token.

  2. Click an API resource type to display the APIs in that resource type.