I have been recently working on vagrant-vcloud, which basically offers developers a way to deploy very quickly environments on top of VMware vCloud Director, and I usually work within a terminal for that. I found that a better way than always switching back to my browser, or to a Windows Virtual Machine with the old vSphere Client (C#), I would just create another tmux pane in my terminal, and just quickly pinpoint what is happening as shown in the below screenshot.
You can get it on my github fork of pyVmomi here :
The columns calculations are configured to my Terminal preferences, and remember that you are calculating columns for printed strings, that you don’t know the size in advance, so sometimes this will break the layout.
Here is the related section about the columns calculation (the percentage calculation is just a guide, the section will automatically expand if the text is wider than the calculated size)
timeSize = math.trunc(float(columns)/100*1.0)
userSize = math.trunc(float(columns)/100.0*11.0)
entityNameSize = math.trunc(float(columns)/100.0*40.0)
descriptionSize = math.trunc(float(columns)/100.0*30.0)
stateSize = math.trunc(float(columns)/100.0*1.0)
if you have pyVmomi install just run the script with the following parameters :
Here is how the script looks like when I use it during a vagrant deployment on vCloud Director :
Hope this helps,