Use the cell-application command of the cell management tool to control the set of applications that the cell runs on startup.
A VMware Cloud Director runs a number of applications that provide services that VMware Cloud Director clients require. The cell starts a subset of these applications by default. All members of that subset are typically required to support a VMware Cloud Director installation.
cell-management-tool -u sysadmin-username -p sysadmin-password cell-application command
- Username of a VMware Cloud Director system administrator.
Password of the
VMware Cloud Director system administrator. You must quote the password if it contains special characters.
You can supply the VMware Cloud Director system administrator password on the cell-management-tool command line, but it is more secure to omit the password. This causes the cell-management-tool to prompt for the password, which does not display on the screen as you type.As an alternative to providing system administrator credentials, you can use the --pid option and provide the process ID of the cell process. To find the process ID of the cell, use a command like this one:
- cell-application subcommand.
|--help (-h)||None||Provides a summary of available commands in this category.|
|--application-states||None||List the cell applications and their current states.|
|--disable||Application ID||Prevent this cell application from running at cell startup.|
|--enable||Application ID||Enable this cell application to run at cell startup.|
|--pid (-i)||Process ID of the cell process||You can use this option instead of -u or -u and -p.|
|--list||None||List all cell applications and show whether they are enabled to run at cell startup.|
|--password (-p)||VMware Cloud Director administrator password||Optional. The command will prompt for the password if you do not supply it on the command line.|
|--set||Semicolon-separated list of application IDs.||Specify the set of cell applications that run at cell startup. This command overwrites the existing set of cell applications that start at cell startup. Use --enable or --disable to change the startup state of a single application.|
|--username (-u)||VMware Cloud Director administrator user name.||Required if not specifying --pid|
Listing Cell Applications and Their Startup States
[root@cell1 /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin]# ./cell-management-tool -u administrator cell-application --list Please enter the administrator password: name id enabled description Networking com.vmware.vc... true Exposes NSX api endpoints directly from vCD. Console Proxy com.vmware.vc... true Proxies VM console data connection... Cloud Proxy com.vmware.vc... true Proxies TCP connections from a tenant site. Compute Service Broker com.vmware.vc... true Allows registering with a service control... Maintenance Application com.vmware.vc... false Indicates to users the cell is undergo ... Core Cell Application com.vmware.vc... true Main cell application, Flex UI and REST API.