VMware PowerCLI

The Best User Interface for your VMware Datacenter!

vCloud 8.20/9.0 Support for PowerCLI (Windows, macOS, Linux)

It's the most simple/efficient CLI available today to interact with vCloud Director, unfortunately requires the Windows version of PowerCLI only.


It would greatly benefit to every vCAN Provider (VMware Cloud Provider Program now)


Current alternative is vcd-cli from Paco Gomez (Python based): https://github.com/vmware/vcd-cli

  • Timo Sugliani
  • Aug 31 2017
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  • Bjorn Jorgensen commented
    September 20, 2017 16:15

    We want feature parity!


    Module Description PowerCLI for Windows  PowerCLI Core
    Core vCenter and ESXi Cmdlets 
    VDS  vSphere Distributed Switch Cmdlets
    CIS REST API functionality based Cmdlets
    Storage Storage Cmdlets X
    License  License View Cmdlet X
    VUM  Update Manager Cmdlets X
    Auto Deploy Auto Deploy Cmdlets X
    Image  Builder Image Builder Cmdlets X
    VCD  vCloud Director Cmdlets X


  • Timo Sugliani commented
    September 23, 2017 11:17

    @Bjorn, indeed :)

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    Jake Robinson commented
    September 26, 2017 13:55

    Timo - What advantages does PowerCLI give you over the python based vcd-cli, and vice versa? Do you use both tools? How do you decide which to use for a particular task?

    Also, this is really two feature requests. ;)

  • Marcus Hueller commented
    01 Feb 12:41

    PowerCLI is needed for vCD 9.0. When will it be available?

  • Robert van den Nieuwendijk commented
    19 Mar 12:56

    We use PowerCLI to generate reports from vCloud Director for billing our customers. The lack of support from PowerCLI for vCD v9 prohibits us to upgrade to vCD v9. PowerCLI support for vCD v9 is needed soon.

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    Jake Robinson commented
    31 May 14:19

    Working hard on this, my dudes!

  • Alex Aymonier commented
    01 Jun 02:48

    Just upgraded to VCD 9.1 and really need these please chaps. Can't run reports on CIRoles. 

  • Christoph Thurner commented
    18 Jul 05:37

    We need VMWare PowerCLI  to do manage several thing in vCenter Server AND vCloud Director. Now we need to upgrade VDC to version 9.x, because of a bug which hits us, but there is still no PowerCLI version supported for vCD 9.x. Needed soon ;-)