Thursday, April 5, 2018

Installing PowerCLI 10 in Debian 9

Installing PowerCLI 10 in Debian 9

The PowerCLI compatibility matrix states PowerShell 6.0.1 is supported. 6.0.2 and 6.1.0-Preview is not. (reference)

Firstly, install PowerShell [almost] as per documentation: (reference) or (reference)
sudo apt remove --purge powershell
sudo apt install libc6 libgcc1 libgssapi-krb5-2 liblttng-ust0 libstdc++6 libcurl3 libunwind8 libuuid1 zlib1g libssl1.0.2 libicu57 libssl1.0.0 libssl1.0.2 libssl1.1 libicu52 libicu57 curl gnupg apt-transport-https
curl | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] stretch main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft.list'
sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y powershell=6.0.1-1.debian.9
sudo apt-mark hold powershell        #Pin this version... 'unhold' for non-recommended versions

If you get a Segmentation fault you must sudo apt remove --purge libssl1.0.0!

Install PowerCLI inside PowerShell: (reference)
Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser
Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -InvalidCertificateAction Ignore   #Accept self-signed certificates
You may later update with
Update-Module VMware.PowerCLI

If you want a scope of AllUsers, then you will have to install with sudo pwsh and perform subsequent update with sudo pwsh as well.

Good Luck!

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