Installing vcd-cli

vcd-cli is the command line interface for managing the vCloud Director environment.

The official documentation on the use of vcd-cli is available here:

https://vmware.github.io/vcd-cli/commands.html

A detailed overview of the installation of vcd-cli for different operating systems is available here:

https://vmware.github.io/vcd-cli/install.html

In general, you can install vcd-cli with the following command:

$ pip3 install vcd-cli<….>

$ vcd version

vcd-cli, VMware vCloud Director Command Line Interface, 22.0.0

Log in to your vCloud account using vcd-cli (to use CSE, you must have organization administrator privileges):

$vcd login <iaas-example.linxdatacenter.com> <Organization name> <User name>
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Because of the distributed nature of the attack, traffic couldn’t be filtered effectively, and disconnecting the host from the external network wasn’t an option. The attack stopped after changes in the server configuration, but resumed the day after. A 5.5 Gbps attack overloaded the junctions with internet providers, affecting other Linx Cloud users. To mitigate the effects of the attack, we employed a dedicated DDoS protection service.

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