Starting with VMware Cloud Director 10.2.2, to verify the FIPS status of all active VMware Cloud Director cells, you can use the fips-status command. The command does not show the FIPS status of the VMware Cloud Director appliance.

For more information about enabling FIPS mode for VMware Cloud Director on Linux, see Enable FIPS Mode in the VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Guide.

The fips-status command displays the FIPS status information for all active cells, including the cell name, UUID, IP address, and FIPS status.

For appliance FIPS mode information, see View the VMware Cloud Director Appliance FIPS Mode.

To receive the data in JSON format, you can specify the --json flag.


  1. Log in directly or by using an SSH client to the OS of the VMware Cloud Director cell as root.
  2. View the FIPS status of all active cells.
    /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool fips-status
    Table 1. Cell Management Tool Options and Arguments, fips-status Command
    Command Argument Description
    --help (-h) None Provides a summary of available commands in this category.
    --json None Displays the information in JSON format.