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Since April 2020, vCloud Director for Service Providers changed its product name to VMware Cloud Director.

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VMware Cloud Director is a cloud services platform that delivers secure, isolated, and elastic virtual data center compute, network, storage, and security in a self-service model.

The cloud resources of VMware Cloud Director interact with the infrastructure below.

For information about installation or deployment the latest VMware Cloud Director or VMware Cloud Director appliance version, see the VMware Cloud Director™ Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Guide.

For getting started information about the VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal or the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal, see Getting Started with VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal or Getting Started with the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal.

For information on VMware Cloud Director service, see VMware Cloud Director Service Documentation.

APIs and SDKs

VMware Cloud Director API and SDK documentation is available on https://developer.vmware.com/.

Table 1. API Version Life Cycle
API Version Release Vehicle Status Documentation
API Version 37.0 VMware Cloud Director 10.4 Supported
API Version 36.3 VMware Cloud Director 10.3.3 Supported
API Version 36.2 VMware Cloud Director 10.3.2a Supported
API Version 36.1 VMware Cloud Director 10.3.1 Supported
API Version 36.0 VMware Cloud Director 10.3 Supported
API Version 35.2 VMware Cloud Director 10.2.2 Deprecated

Unsupported starting with the next major VMware Cloud Director release.

API Version 35.0 VMware Cloud Director 10.2 Deprecated

Unsupported starting with the next major VMware Cloud Director release.

API Version 34.0 VMware Cloud Director 10.1 Deprecated

Unsupported starting with the next major VMware Cloud Director release.

API Version 33.0 vCloud Director for Service Providers 10.0 Deprecated

Unsupported starting with the next major VMware Cloud Director release.

vCloud API 33.0
API Version 32.0 vCloud Director for Service Providers 9.7 Not supported vCloud API 32.0
API Version 31.0 vCloud Director for Service Providers 9.5 Not supported vCloud API 31.0
API Version 30.0 and earlier vCloud Director 9.0 Not supported vCloud API 30.0

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VMware Cloud Director Extensions and Tools

Kubernetes service

Container Service Extension (CSE) is a separate product offering from VMware that works alongside VMware Cloud Director. By using CSE, as a service provider, you can offer a Kubernetes service to your tenants enabling them to deploy fully functional Kubernetes clusters in a self-service and multi-tenant safe fashion. CSE extends the VMware Cloud Director API and UI for Kubernetes cluster lifecycle management. The VMware Cloud Director system administrator can install and operate CSE. To download CSE or learn more, visit https://vmware.github.io/container-service-extension.

Starting with VMware Cloud Director 10.2, you can use vSphere with VMware Tanzu in VMware Cloud Director to create and manage Tanzu Kubernetes clusters. See Creating a vSphere with VMware Tanzu Cluster. The Container Service Extension needed only for the upstream CSE orchestrated native clusters and TKGI clusters.

pyvcloud
pyvcloud is an open-source Python SDK for VMware Cloud Director. For more information, visit http://vmware.github.io/pyvcloud/.
vcd-cli
vcd-cli is a command-line interface for VMware Cloud Director. For more information, visit https://vmware.github.io/vcd-cli/.
VMware Cloud Director Terraform provider
For information, visit https://www.terraform.io/docs/providers/vcd/index.html.
vRealize Operations Manager Extension for VMware Cloud Director
For information, visit https://marketplace.vmware.com/vsx/solutions/management-pack-for-vcloud-director.
vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for VMware Cloud Director
You can use the vRealize Orchestrator plug-in to run workflows that automate VMware Cloud Director processes. For more information, see the Using the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Director documentation.