Having successfully deployed a complete vCloud Director infrastructure, you are becoming accustomed to the day-to-day tasks associated with the maintenance of your vCloud. These tasks might range from system maintenance activities to provisioning of consumer resources. Undoubtedly you will now be looking for opportunities to enhance efficiency, ensure consistency, and increase integration through the use of automation.
This chapter highlights some of the APIs available in a vCloud and how they might be leveraged. We'll introduce commonly used automation solutions and how they could potentially be integrated into your vCloud.
In this chapter, you will learn to: