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Cannot access the SDK URL at https://servername/sdk (1003218)

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  • You cannot access the SDK URL at https://servername/sdk
  • When you access the URL on Internet Explorer 6, the page tries to load but is unsuccessful
  • When you access the URL on Internet Explorer 7, you see the error:

    HTTP 404 Not Found


The service at https://localhost/sdk  is not an HTML webserver that can serve web pages. The service functions over the SOAP protocol (an .xml based protocol) and only responds to SOAP requests.
For example a SOAP protocol request will serve  https://vcenteripaddress/sdk/vimService.wsdl page where vimservice.wsdl is the name of the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) webpage file provided by VMware.

For more information about the SDK, see the VMware Infrastructure SDK Programming Guide.
Note: You will see the error when you try to access the URL https://localhost/sdk  because it is not a HTML webserver that can serve web pages.

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Update History

12/02/2013 - Added vCenter Server 5.1.x to Products

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