What is Pyvcloud and how to use it

Created on December 14, 2022 at 11:59 am

Category: Programming


Pyvcloud is a Python library for interacting with VMware vCloud Director, which is a cloud management platform for building and managing private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructure. This library allows developers to automate various tasks and operations in vCloud Director using Python, such as managing virtual machines, networking, and storage. Pyvcloud provides a way to programmatically control and manage a VMware vCloud environment, allowing organizations to automate and streamline their cloud infrastructure management processes.

Pyvcloud is a Python library that provides access to the VMware vCloud API. To use it, you will first need to install it. You can do this using pip, the Python package manager, by running the following command:

pip install pyvcloud

Once you have installed pyvcloud, you can import it into your Python code using the following statement:

import pyvcloud

You will then need to authenticate to the vCloud API by creating a client object and providing your credentials. You can do this using the following code:

from pyvcloud.vcd.client import Client
client = Client('https://vcd-server-url',
                api_version='29.0',
                username='username',
                password='password')

Once you have authenticated, you can use the various methods provided by the library to perform various tasks with the vCloud API, such as creating and managing virtual machines and networks. You can refer to the Pyvcloud documentation for more information on how to use the library.

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