vCloud Director Snapshots with PowerCLI

Providers and users running vCloud 5.1 have access to take a single snapshot of your VMs.to be able to have all the fun you want with the snapshots in powerCLI you are going to need what I have in this … Read More

vCloud API 5.1 Metadata

Over the years there has been a lot of changes in metadata in vCloud director,so am going to give te difference between the metadata in vCloud director 5.1 and the previous ones. The difference is: Typed values-in the latest update … Read More

Simple VM reporting in vCloud with PowerCLI

Its clear that many people are having a challenge of not having a great view of  VMs and their location in the organization. This is all due to the unique requirement of VMs to exist inside vApps in vCloud director, … Read More

vCloud 5.1 API Support in PowerCLI 5.1 R2

It has been clear that some people were curious to know when the vCloud 5.1 feature will support powerCLI , wait no more! The powerCLI 5.1 R2 has officially stopped  and the new vCloud 5.1 feature are built in. these … Read More

UPLOADING vmS TO VcLOUD WITH OVFtool

VMware’s OVFtool is a command line tool that allows you to convert VMware Virtual machines to Open virtualization Format (OVF). There have been some update in the latest version that enables the to upload VMs to vCloud Director.it is actually … Read More

Sharing vApps in vCloud with PowerCLI

Some times vCloud Directors give the organization users grainy control over the the level of access users have to vApps , this is all controlled through the the vCloud API and powerCLI. The code below takes vApps‘ current settings and … Read More

Setting Default VDSwitch security for vCloud with PowerCLI

Being versed with knowledge on vCloud provider have in many occasions helped my friends who have their own private vCloud ,so I thought it will be a good  idea to share this with you. It is about setting default security … Read More

Import an OVF from your desktop to a vCloud Org Catalog

It comes a time when you have downloaded a nice appliance in OVF and you want to upload it to your vCloud Director Org and you have encountered a problem while using the Web UI , this simple PowerCLI method … Read More

Hacking the vCloud Director browser support warning

I came upon this article where some guy was explaining how to hack and enable the vCloud Director to work on other browsers like chrome. So when he ran this: Invoke-RestMethod “https://vcloud.example.com/cloud/org/jake” | Out-File C:usersjakedesktopvcloudindex.html -encoding UTF8 It dumps the … Read More

Emailing vCloud Organization Users

Due to a lot of requests I found necessary to show you guys who might be having a problem using the “notify users” function in the vCloud Director web UI through the vCloud API. Even though the functionality is not … Read More