[Openstack] Fwd: [vmwareapi] Could we distribute wsdl files from vSphere SDK?

Dan Wendlandt dan at nicira.com
Wed Aug 14 18:22:10 UTC 2013

Hi Roman,

Glad to have you folks looking at the VMware driver.

As Shawn mentioned, this is really just needed as a work-around for older
vSphere versions, but I'd like to help you get this figured out anyway.

The FAQ your point to states:

Q. Can I redistribute the VI SDK libraries and sample code?

A. You can redistribute only those parts of the SDK package that have been
designated as “distributable code”.

In VI SDK 2.5, the following components can be redistributed: vim.jar,
vim25.jar. To note developers typically generate web service stubs from the
WSDL file that is included in the VI SDK using a SOAP toolkit.  The stubs
source and the compiled stubs can also be distributed. For latest names of
VI SDK libraries that can be redistributed visit

Q. Who do I contact if I have further questions about licensing?

A. Please send an e-mail to SDK_Legal (at) vmware.com.

When I opened up vim25.jar, I
see: SDK/vsphere-ws/wsdl/vim25/vimService.wsdl , which is the file
referenced in the docs (

So... while I am not a lawyer, it would seem like you are at least able to
redistribute vim25.jar, which contains the file needed for the workaround.
 Perhaps send a note to the email address above to confirm?  Feel free to
CC in case I can help.


On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 7:06 AM, Roman Sokolkov <rsokolkov at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, folks
> Here<http://docs.openstack.org/trunk/openstack-compute/admin/content/vmware.html>metioned that we need vsphere SDK to use with vmwareapi drivers. It could
> be downloaded from vmware.com only by authorized users.
> As i understand nova uses only wsdl files from this SDK. What are license
> terms for wsdl files from SDK?
> Could we distribute necessary wsdl files with our deployment packs?
>    - I've found discussion<https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/jclouds-dev/dT3MkGT2eNo/7bERFdi8HY0J>,
>    but without answer.
>    - and official FAQ <https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-7983>, but
>    it also not clear for me.
> Thanks, Roman
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Dan Wendlandt
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