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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 is an open-source Python SDK for VMware Cloud Director. For more information, visit http://vmware.github.io/pyvcloud/.
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.