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

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  • Christoph Thurner commented
    18 Jul, 2018 05:37am

    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 ;-)

  • Guest commented
    1 Jun, 2018 02:48am

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

  • Deleted User commented
    31 May, 2018 02:19pm

    Working hard on this, my dudes!

  • Robert van den Nieuwendijk commented
    19 Mar, 2018 12:56pm

    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.

  • Marcus Hueller commented
    1 Feb, 2018 12:41pm

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

  • Deleted User commented
    26 Sep, 2017 01:55pm

    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. ;)

  • Guest commented
    23 Sep, 2017 11:17am

    @Bjorn, indeed :)

  • Guest commented
    20 Sep, 2017 04:15pm

    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