Fusion REST API is available for both Fusion and Fusion Pro and enables you to interact programmatically with the core VMware hypervisor and virtual machines.

Overview of Fusion REST API

You can send standard GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE requests through HTTP and HTTPS to control configuration and deployment options. For example, you can use the Fusion REST API to perform power operations. You can perform network-related operations, such as to create and update virtual NIC configurations and to retrieve IP addresses from the virtual machine. You can also configure shared folders. Response payloads are delivered in JSON format.

Fusion REST API Considerations

Keep the following considerations in mind when using the Fusion REST API.

  • The Fusion REST API service depends on the vmrest process.
  • The vmrest service runs as the user who starts it. For example, the sudo vmrest command runs as the root user.