I started to test the vROps CLI that was created by Blue Medora, with the use case of gathering information for documentation and the ability to do things programmatically in the future.

The first thing you will have to do is download the correct file:


Copy the file to folder location like vROpsCLI there should be two files CLI executable and examples.vropscli.yml. You will need to edit the examples.vropscli.yml to point to your vROps instance and give local credentials with access.  Here is an example of examples.vropscli.yml file:

host: “”
user: “vropsuser”
pass: “password”

Now you can kick off vropscli file here is a list of the different commands:

As you can see, there is a lot of flexibility from “get” commands for gathering information to creating alerts or updating vROps.  I will focus on a few of the “get” commands for quick documentation.

./vropscli getVropsLicense   You can pipe each command to *.CSV for readability ./vropscli getVropsLicense >vROps_LicenseKey.csv


./vropscli getAdapters this will list the adapters for this vROps instance allowing us to document them and then use the UUID’s for other commands.


Example is:

./vropscli getAdapterConfig –adapterId fce7e1fb-c374-4fb5-933c-158d1639b17a


A couple of items here I found interesting the Cloud_TYPE field is set to Privite_Cloud this tells me in future versions will have support for different type clouds most likely round costing functionality that is new to vROps 6.7.  VM_LIMIT is set 2 million by default, I find that interesting and would to hear from anyone pushing that limit.


VCP-DV, VCP-NV, VCAP-DCD currently working at VMware in the PSO organization​.

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