DCLI is a CLI client to the vSphere Automation SDK interface for managing VMware SDDC services. A DCLI command talks to a vSphere Automation SDK endpoint to get the vSphere Automation SDK command information, executes the command, and displays result to the user.

You can run DCLI commands locally or from an administration server.

Run DCLI on the Linux shell of a vCenter Server Appliance.

Install vCLI on a supported Windows or Linux system and target a vCenter Server Windows installation or a vCenter Server Appliance. You have to provide endpoint information to successfully run commands.

DCLI commands support other connection options than other commands in the command set.

See the Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces documentation for a complete list and examples.