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VIX API 1.14 Release Notes

for vSphere 6.0 GA | 12 MAR 2015 | VIX Build
Last document update: 19 FEB 2015.

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This is the final VIX API release for vSphere. VIX API was deprecated in 2012 – see the VIX 1.11 Release Notes. VIX 1.14 will be shipped with the upcoming Workstation release, and 1.14 is the last release supported for vSphere.

Starting with vSphere 5.0, VIX APIs are integrated into the vSphere Web Services SDK. If you are using VIX in your programs, please update your code immediately to use “VMODL Guest Operations” – see the Guest Ops technical note.

New in This Release

The following features were new or updated since VIX 1.12, the last standalone release.

  • VIX deprecated, last VIX release for vSphere scheduled.
    As stated above, VIX 1.14 is the final release for vSphere. Developers must switch to guest operations in the Web Services API. See the Guest Ops technical note.

  • VIX API again included with VMware Fusion.
    VMware Fusion 5 for the Mac included the VIX libraries, and so do VMware Fusion 6 and 7.

Deprecation Summary

The following features are deprecated or removed in this or the previous release.

  • VIX API deprecated in vSphere. In ESXi, 5.0 guest operations became available in the vSphere API, under managed objects GuestAuthManager, GuestFileManager, GuestOperationsManager, and GuestProcessManager. JAX-WS based code samples were provided in the Web Services SDK. VIX support for ESXi is deprecated in the vSphere 5.x releases. VIX will be disappear after the vSphere 6.0 release.

Resolved Issues

No significant issues were fixed in this release. For a list of issues resolved in the previous release, see the VIX 1.13 Release Notes.

Known Issues

No significant issues were discovered in this release. For a list of known issues in the previous release, see the VIX 1.13 Release Notes.