With the RelatedObject parameter of vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets, you can retrieve vSphere inventory objects and vSphere PowerCLI view objects from cloud resources. This interoperability between the vSphere PowerCLI and vCloud Director PowerCLI components expands cloud administration, automation, reporting, and troubleshooting options for provider administrators.

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To use the interoperability feature, you must install the vSphere PowerCLI and vCloud Director PowerCLI components, and connect both to a vCloud Director server and a vCenter Server system.

Provider administrators can use the RelatedObject parameter of vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets to retrieve vSphere inventory objects from vCloud Director objects. Passing the retrieved objects to the cmdlets of the VMware.VimAutomation.Core and VMware.VimAutomation.VDS snap-ins extends administration options.

Provider administrators with advanced knowledge and understanding of .NET Framework, vSphere PowerCLI, PowerShell scripting, and vSphere and vCloud APIs can retrieve vSphere PowerCLI views from vCloud Director PowerCLI views with the Get-CIView and Get-View cmdlets.