The AnswerVM API allows users to provide input to questions, thereby allowing blocked virtual machine operations to complete.

The vmware-cmd --answer option allows you to access the input. You can use this option when you want to configure a virtual machine based on a user's input, such as in the following example situations.


The user clones a virtual machine and provides the default virtual disk type.


When the user powers on the virtual machine, it prompts for the desired virtual disk type.