vCloud: tools for interacting with the vCloud API

sysadmin vcloud vmware virtualisation api
pip install vcloudtools==0.0.1


Warning - unmaintained since 5th December, 2012

The code in this repo hasn't been changed since 5th December, 2012 - it probably still works, but the focus of our work on VMWare vCloud has moved into the Fog library via our new vcloud-tools repo. This code is MIT Licensed, so feel free to fork and amend it for your needs.


A set of commandline utilities to aid working with the VMWare vCloud API.

At the moment, vcloudtools is pretty minimal, but there's still enough here to be useful. In addition to a Python API client (vcloudtools.api.VCloudAPIClient), there's a series of small command line utilities to help interact with vCloud Director's HTTP API.


vcloudtools is available on the Python Package Index:

$ pip install vcloudtools


First, tell vcloudtools where your vCloud Director API is by adding an environment variable to your .bash_profile or similar:

$ echo "export VCLOUD_API_ROOT=" >> ~/.bash_profile
$ exec $SHELL

Then, login to the VCD API:

$ eval `vcloud-login`

You can now use vcloudtools without further authentication hassles. So far, the available tools include vcloud-org:

$ vcloud-org list
$ vcloud-org show My-Org-Name

vcloud-org will emit JSON, which you can parse with jsontool or similar.

You can also manually browse the API with vcloud-browse:

$ vcloud-browse /session
$ vcloud-browse /org/7318a9a7-cc79-4f88-b8f8-ddddec6873f8


Please make sure you run the tests with:

$ pip install tox
$ tox


vcloudtools is released under the MIT license, a copy of which can be found in LICENSE.