What is the DCLI? The DCLI is one of the newest command line interfaces available in vSphere. It can be used interactively or via scriptable mode. Here are a few examples of commands available. These commands were run from a linux (ubuntu) vm.
Note: These commands will only work if you take care of the certificates ahead of time.
Run the following command to get started with the DCLI
Run this command to view the existing datastores
Run the following command to get a list of the existing vms
This command will show any resource pools
Run partial command to view the capabilities of the DCLI