The VIX API helps you write scripts to automate virtual machine operations and manipulate files within guest operating systems. VIX programs run on different systems and support management of vSphere, Workstation, Player, and Fusion. Bindings are provided for C, Perl, and COM (Visual Basic, VBscript, C#).
VIX API 1.15 and Later
Released 24 AUG 2015 | Download SDK 1.15
VIX is released for VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation Pro, and VMware Player.
VIX API 1.17 Release Notes
Shows how to open a virtual machine, power it on, and power it off.