The cell management tool is a command-line utility that you can use to manage a vCloud Director cell or database. Superuser or system administrator credentials are required for most operations.
The cell management tool is installed in /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool. You can use it to execute a single command or run it as an interactive shell.
Listing Available Commands
To list the available cell management tool commands, use the following command line.
Using Shell Mode
You can run the cell management tool as an interactive shell by invoking it with no arguments, as shown here.
[root@cell1 /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin]#./cell-management-tool Cell Management Tool v22.214.171.12446350 Type "help" for available subcommands. cmt>
While in shell mode, you can type any cell management tool command at the cmt> prompt, as shown in this example.
cmt>cell -h usage: cell [options] -a,--application-states display the state of each application on the cell [DEPRECATED - use the cell-application command instead] -h,--help print this message -i,--pid <arg> the process id of the cell [REQUIRED if username is not specified] -m,--maintenance <arg> gracefully enter maintenance mode on the cell -p,--password <arg> administrator password [OPTIONAL] -q,--quiesce <arg> quiesce activity on the cell -s,--shutdown gracefully shutdown the cell -t,--status display activity on the cell -tt,--status-verbose display a verbose description of activity on the cell -u,--username <arg> administrator username [REQUIRED if pid is not specified] Note: You will be prompted for administrator password if not entered in command line. cmt>
The command returns to the cmt> prompt when it finishes executing. To exit shell mode, type exit at the cmt> prompt.
Cell Management Tool Usage Help
This example runs a single, non-interactive command that lists available shell management tool commands.
[root@cell1 /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin]# ./cell-management-tool -h usage: cell-management-tool -h,--help print this message Available commands: cell - Manipulates the Cell and core components certificates - Reconfigures the SSL certificates for the cell . . . For command specific help: cell-management-tool <commandName> -h