How to view storage profile usage
Before allocating more disk space in your AUCloud for VMware account, it is useful to check how much of your allocated space has been used.
Viewing your storage usage (VMware Cloud Director)¤
In the VMware Cloud Director Virtual Datacenters dashboard, go to the card for your data centre.
The Storage section shows how much storage you're currently using as well as the amount of allocated storage.
Viewing your storage usage (VMware Cloud Director API)¤
To check your storage profile usage programmatically, you need to call the appropriate VMware Cloud Director REST API endpoint.
The example assumes that you have set up the following three environment variables to hold your user credentials:
The example makes two calls to the API. The first call authenticates the session:
application/*+xml;version=5.6" -X POST -i https://api.vcd.portal.skyscapecloud.com/api/sessions
Having authenticated successfully and received an
x-vcloud-authorisation header in the response, the second call passes the authentication token as a header on the request:
curl -H "x-vcloud-authorization: a1b2c3d4e5f6a7b8c9d0e1f2a3b4c5d6" -H "Accept: application/*+xml;version=5.6" -i https://api.vcd.portal.skyscapecloud.com/api/query?type=orgVdcStorageProfile
This call returns an XML structure, in which you can see an
OrgVdcStorageProfileRecord element containing the following properties:
The GitHub repository also provides a ruby example. Again, the script assumes the above environment variables have been set up with your user credentials.
You can use the ruby script by running:
The output will look similar to the following:
Name Used GB Total GB Percent VDC
BASIC-Any 192 500 38.5% XXXX