Programming API 1.0 Release Notes

The Programming API allows users to write scripts and programs to automate virtual machine operations. The API is high-level, easy to use, and practical for both scripters and application programmers.

New Features in This Release

This is the first release of the Programming API. The API is packaged with VMware Server, a free virtualization product from VMware..

The Programming API includes:

  • C API

    The initial release of the API is available in the C language. API functions allow you to register, power on or off virtual machines, and run programs in the guest operating systems.

  • Simple Perl API

    This release also includes a simplified API available in the Perl language.

  • Command-line Utility

    Included with the VMware Server download is the vmrun command-line utility, based on the Programming API.

Known Issues in This Release