Add this line to your application’s Gemfile:

gem 'vcloud-tools'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it directly using:

$ gem install vcloud-tools

Installing the vCloud Tools meta-gem will install all of the tools listed above.

Setting your credentials

The vCloud Tools projects are based around fog. To use it you’ll need to give credentials that allow it to talk to a vCloud Director environment.

  1. Create a ‘.fog’ file in your home directory. For example:

    yaml test_credentials: vcloud_director_host: '' vcloud_director_username: 'username@org_name' vcloud_director_password: ''

  2. Obtain a session token:

    bash eval $(FOG_CREDENTIAL=test_credentials vcloud-login)

This will prompt for your password and export a FOG_VCLOUD_TOKEN environment variable.

  1. Specify your credentials at the beginning of the command. For example:

    bash FOG_CREDENTIAL=test_credentials vcloud-launch node.yaml

  2. You can optionally revoke the session token afterwards if you don’t want to leave it to expire due to inactivity:

    bash FOG_CREDENTIAL=test_credentials vcloud-logout unset FOG_VCLOUD_TOKEN