With the vCloud Application Director command-line interface options, you can create and manage users and groups, deploy an application, update a deployed application, or tear down an application from the cloud.

After you log in to the CLI program, in the roo shell prompt, press the Tab key to display the list of available command options in vCloud Application Director. If you use multiple words with spaces between the words, enclose the words in quotation marks. Often after you enter a command, the system displays many details, in addition to indicating whether the command was successful.


Do not use command options that are not available in CLI.

The general CLI options are available to all user groups in vCloud Application Director.

General CLI Commands

CLI Command



Lists use information.


Displays the CLI version information.


Logs in the current user to the roo shell.


Logs out the current user without closing the roo shell prompt.

You can log out and log in as a different user.


Indicates whether a user is logged in. If a user is logged in, user name is displayed.


Exits the CLI program.