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
Released 24 AUG 2015 | Download SDK 1.15
VIX 1.15 is the release for VMware Fusion 8 and Workstation 12.
VIX API 1.15.Release Notes
Shows how to open a virtual machine, power it on, and power it off.