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Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI)

The Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) is mentioned in many of the VMware courses and many students seem interested in its capabilities.


Andy Fox | 5 July 2012

The Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) is mentioned in many of the VMware courses and many students seem interested in its capabilities.

The Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) was introduced to facilitate high-speed communication between virtual machines and their host, or between guest virtual machines on a host. VMCI does not rely on in-guest networking. The VMCI Sockets library offers a convenient interface for programming the VMCI device at the user level.

With Workstation 8.0 and vSphere 5.0, guest to guest communications (VM to VM) are deprecated. This inter-guest functionality may be removed in the next vSphere release. Support will continue for host to guest communications.

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Andy-Fox

Andy Fox

Senior Learning Consultant

Andy has been a Consultant Instructor with QA for 10 years, and has 16 years IT Training experience. In his 25+ years in the IT industry he has gained experience working with Novell products and Microsoft from MS-DOS onwards. Since joining QA, his focus moved towards SuSE Linux where he gained CLP and CLE status. Over the past 4 years he has been engaged in the delivery of VMware vSphere training and has gained VCP, VCI and VCAP-DCA status.
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