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VMware.PowerCLI (Install)

This is not the latest version of VMware.PowerCLI (Install) available. | Updated: 31 Aug 2018



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VMware.PowerCLI (Install)

This is not the latest version of VMware.PowerCLI (Install) available.

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Requires PowerShell 5

To install VMware.PowerCLI (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade VMware.PowerCLI (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall VMware.PowerCLI (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade vmware-powercli-psmodule -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade vmware-powercli-psmodule -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vmware-powercli-psmodule installed
    name: vmware-powercli-psmodule
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'vmware-powercli-psmodule' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vmware-powercli-psmodule,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vmware-powercli-psmodule
   Name     = 'vmware-powercli-psmodule'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vmware-powercli-psmodule':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vmware-powercli-psmodule version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 31 Aug 2018.


VMware PowerCLI is a command-line and scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell, and provides more than 600 cmdlets for managing and automating vSphere, vCloud, vRealize Operations Manager, vSAN, NSX-T, VMware Cloud on AWS, and VMware Horizon environments.


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$packageName = 'vmware-powercli-psmodule'
$toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$shortcutName = 'VMware.PowerCLI.lnk'
$exe          = "$env:SystemRoot\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe"

$PSversion = $PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major
if ($PSversion -lt "5")
    Write-Warning "PowerShell < v5 detected."
	Write-Warning "$packageName installs via the PowerShell Gallery and thus PowerShell v5 is a prerequisite."
	Write-Warning "If PowerShell v5 was installed as a dependency, you need to reboot and reinstall this package."

if (Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name VMware.PowerCLI -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue){
# Will fail if packageVersion is a revised version not matching module version, i.e. x.x.x.0020180101
     Update-Module "VMware.PowerCLI" -RequiredVersion "$env:packageVersion" -Force
   } else {   
     Get-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -Force
     Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope AllUsers -RequiredVersion $env:packageVersion -AllowClobber -Force
     Import-Module VMware.PowerCLI

Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -targetPath $exe -Arguments '-noe -c "Import-Module VMware.PowerCLI"' -WorkingDirectory "$env:SystemDrive\" -Description 'VMware.PowerCLI' -IconLocation "$toolsDir\powercli.ico" -RunAsAdmin
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -targetPath $exe -Arguments '-noe -c "Import-Module VMware.PowerCLI"' -WorkingDirectory "$env:SystemDrive\" -Description 'VMware.PowerCLI' -IconLocation "$toolsDir\powercli.ico" -RunAsAdmin
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName  = 'vmware-powercli-psmodule'
$shortcutName = 'VMware.PowerCLI.lnk'

Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.DeployAutomation -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.ImageBuilder -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Cis.Core -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Cloud -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Common -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Core -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.HA -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.HorizonView -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.License -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Nsxt -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.PCloud -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Srm -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Storage -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.StorageUtility -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Vds -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Vmc -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.vROps -Force
Uninstall-Module -Name VMware.VumAutomation -Force

remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
remove-item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'

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