You can use vCloud Availability Installer Appliance scripts to install, configure, and manage the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director.

vCloud Availability Installer Appliance Basic Operations

You must create an SSH connection to the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance, to use the available scripts.

You run all installation and configuration commands from the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance, unless documentation instructs otherwise.

You must run vCloud Availability Installer Appliance commands from the root user's home directory of your vCloud Availability Installer Appliance.

The vCloud Availability Installer Appliance uses the following command-line syntax logicл

vcav [OPTIONS] COMMAND SUBCOMMAND [ARGUMENT]

All arguments that end with an equals sign (=) require a value.

Asterisk (*) marks required arguments for a command.

You can see the basic vCloud Availability Installer Appliance options and arguments in the following table.

Table 1. Basic vCloud Availability Installer Appliance Options and Arguments

Option

Argument

Description

--help (-h)

None

Displays a summary of options and arguments.

--session-dir=

File path

Define the location to store files and create a registry file.

--log-level=

Error, Warning , Info, and Debug

Define the level for logging in to the session directory.

--debug (-d)

None

Displays a DEBUG message in the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance console and creates an entry with the same information in the log file. By default, the value is set to False. You can append the option to every command that you run on the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance.

--info (-i)

None

Displays an INFO message to the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance console and creates an entry with the same information in the log file. By default, the value is set to False. You can append the option to every command that you run on the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance.

--ssh-cert=

File path

Use the option to provide the path to a private SSH certificate.

--registry=

File path

Use the option to provide the path to a registry file.

--dry-run

None

Use this command to validate a process without running the command. By default, the value is set to False. You can append the option to every command that you run on the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance.

-k

None

Caution:

With this option, you can use SSL and SSH connections without a certificate validation.

By default, the value is set to False. You can append the option to every command that you run on the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance.

--non-interactive (-n)

None

Use the option to disable interactive prompts. By default, the value is set to False.