The cell management tool is a command-line utility that you can use to manage a cell and its SSL certificates, and to export tables from the vCloud Director database. Superuser or system administrator credentials are required for some operations.

The cell management tool is installed in /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool.

To list the available cell management tool commands, use the following command line.

cell-management-tool -h

[root@cell1 /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin]# ./cell-management-tool -h

usage: cell-management-tool
 -h,--help             print this message
 -p,--password <arg>   administrator password
 -u,--username <arg>   administrator username

Available commands:
 cell - Manipulates the Cell and core components
 dbextract - Exports the data from the given set of tables
 certificates - Reconfigures the SSL certificates for the cell
 generate-certs - Generates self-signed SSL certificates for use with vCD cell
 recover-password - Change a forgotten System Administrator password. Database credentials are required

For command specific help:
 cell-management-tool [...] <commandName> -h

Use the cell command of the cell management tool to suspend the task scheduler so that new tasks cannot be started, to check the status of active tasks, and to shut down the cell gracefully.

Use the dbextract command of the cell management tool to export data from the vCloud Director database.

Use the certificates command of the cell management tool to replace the cell's SSL certificates.

Use the generate-certs command of the cell management tool to generate new self-signed SSL certificates for the cell.

If you know the vCloud Director database username and password, you can use the recover-password command of the cell management tool to recover the vCloud Director system administrator password.