You manage cloud cells mostly from the vCloud Director server host on which the cell resides, but you can delete a cloud cell from the vCloud Director Web console.

Cloud Cell Commands lists the basic commands for controlling a cloud cell.

Cloud Cell Commands

Command

Description

service vmware-vcd start

Starts the cell

service vmware-vcd restart

Restarts the cell

service vmware-vcd stop

Stops the cell

When you stop a cell, you may want to display a maintenance message to users that attempt to access that cell using a browser or the vCloud API. See Turn On Cloud Cell Maintenance Message.