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 1.13 and 1.14
Released 11 OCT 2013 and 12 MAR 2015 | Download SDK 1.13
VIX 1.13 was the release for VMware Fusion 6 and Workstation 10.
VIX 1.14 is the release for VMware Fusion 7 and Workstation 11.
VIX API 1.14.Release Notes
Shows how to open a virtual machine, power it on, and power it off.