Which VMware API should I use for a read-only application?

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I'm looking to write a simple application in C# that polls a vCenter for all of its ESX servers (followed by each ESX server for all of its VMs). Basically, it will collect real-time analytics and put them into a database. This is where I'm stuck: I can't figure out which VMware API to use. Which API should I use for a read-only application, which is focused around gathering CPU, memory, network and hard drive statistics. Thanks!

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