The cell management tool is a command-line utility that you can use to manage a VMware Cloud Director cell or database. Superuser or system administrator credentials are required for most operations.
The cell management tool is installed in /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/. You can use it to run a single command or run it as an interactive shell.
Listing Available Commands
Using Shell Mode
[root@cell1 /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin]#./cell-management-tool Cell Management Tool v22.214.171.12446350 Type "help" for available subcommands. cmt>While in shell mode, you can type any cell management tool command at the cmt> prompt, as shown in this example.
cmt>cell -h usage: cell [options] -a,--application-states display the state of each application on the cell [DEPRECATED - use the cell-application command instead] -h,--help print this message -i,--pid <arg> the process id of the cell [REQUIRED if username is not specified] -m,--maintenance <arg> gracefully enter maintenance mode on the cell -p,--password <arg> administrator password [OPTIONAL] -q,--quiesce <arg> quiesce activity on the cell -s,--shutdown gracefully shutdown the cell -t,--status display activity on the cell -tt,--status-verbose display a verbose description of activity on the cell -u,--username <arg> administrator username [REQUIRED if pid is not specified] Note: You will be prompted for administrator password if not entered in command line. cmt>The command returns to the cmt> prompt when it finishes running. To exit the shell mode, type exit at the cmt> prompt.
Cell Management Tool Usage Help
[root@cell1 /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin]# ./cell-management-tool -h usage: cell-management-tool -h,--help print this message Available commands: cell - Manipulates the Cell and core components certificates - Reconfigures the SSL certificates for the cell . . . For command specific help: cell-management-tool <commandName> -h