Virtual Infrastructure eXtension (VIX) SDK
The VIX ( Virtual Infrastructure eXtension ) API helps you write programs and scripts to automate virtual machine operations and run programs that manipulate files within guest operating systems. VIX programs run on Windows or Linux and support management of VMware Workstation, Player, and ESX or ESXi, optionally through vCenter. Bindings are provided for C, Perl and COM.
Note: This is the last VIX SDK release supported for vSphere. A set of VIX Guest Operation APIs have been integrated in vSphere WebServices SDK. For migrating to vSphere SDK, please check the document available at https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vix-api/guestOps50_technote.pdf