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
  • Planned
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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. ;)