What is UVAPI?

UVAPI is a Java library that makes it embarrassingly easy for developers to access a plethora of hypervisor types using a single API.

What does JWbem stand for?

UVAPI stands for Universal Virtualization API.

Why didn't you base UVAPI on the DMTF CIM standard for virtualization?

Um, have you *seen* CIM? There is a reason both VMware's and Xen's own APIs are going strong. I have not met anyone who wants to use CIM if they can avoid it.


How do I install UVAPI?

You configure your Maven's POM file to pull in the UVAPI artifacts. More information on JWbem's artifacts can be found on the Download and Getting Started pages.