Wednesday, April 26, 2017

VMWare PowerCLI 6.5 now easily installed via PowerShellGet

PowerCLI

VMWare PowerCLI 6.5.x now easily installed via PowerShellGet! https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/VMware.PowerCLI/

PS> Find-Module "VMWare.*" | Install-Module -AllowClobber -Verbose

That’s it! …However, You may also need to update occasionally:

PS> Find-Module "VMWare.*" | Update-Module -Verbose

Your scripts may begin with Import-Module VMware.VimAutomation.Core



See the vmware blog for more info, including installing under an administrator account for an “AllUsers” install (Very helpful for multi-user workstations): https://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2017/04/powercli-install-process-powershell-gallery.html i.e. [...] -Scope AllUsers

Separately, you may update all your powershell help files with Update-Help



If you wish to purge PowerCLI, do so with the following from a standard Powershell (not PowerCLI):

PS> (Get-Module VMware.PowerCLI -ListAvailable).RequiredModules | Uninstall-Module -Force
PS> Get-Module VMware.PowerCLI -ListAvailable | Uninstall-Module -Force


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1 comment:

  1. PowerCLI 10 with Linux Support!
    https://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2018/02/powercli-10.html
    (hint: Install for CurrentUser only; otherwise have to sudo pwsh to install for all users which will have you sudoing for all updates)

    Install PowerShell in Linux
    https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell
    hint: purge libssl1.0.0
    [Note: Without Active-Directory Support!]

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