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Accessing vSphere SOAP APIs from C++

Thanks to some projects I am doing at work these days I got to play with my original love: C++. More specifically I’m catching up with how to properly write C++ application servers and micro-services in 2018. Part of the the toy project I’m playing with needs to talk to a vCenter server via it’s trusted old SOAP SDK. There is no standard vSphere Web Service client library for C++ so I figured I’ll build the necessary bindings myself using gSOAP. There are a number of articles around the Web and on the VMware community forums but I had issues trying any of these out – either because of my lack knowledge on how to troubleshoot the different issues or because the articles were relying on a different version of gSOAP.

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