VMware has released the VIX Java Toolkit. The toolkit which will be covered under the BSD license allows Java developers to leverage the VMware VIX API for use in their programs. In oder to use the toolkit developers need the JDK version 1.6 and the JNA library.
“…Java developers who are writing code with the vSphere/VI APIs will find this particularly useful as the vSphere API does not currently provide any functionality for interacting with the guest operating system. In addition, this is helpful for software testing as well as systems administration.
• Provides Java wrapper for the VIX API
• Provides VIX objects and utility code to reduce complexities of using the VIX API…”
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