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VMware.PowerCLI (Install)

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Requires PowerShell 5

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 3/13/2019.

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

C:\> choco install vmware-powercli-psmodule --version

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

C:\> choco upgrade vmware-powercli-psmodule --version


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $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 "  ** $packageName installs via the PowerShell Gallery and thus requires PowerShell v5+."
    	Write-Warning "  ** If PowerShell v5 was installed as a dependency, you need to reboot and reinstall this package."
    if (Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name VMware.PowerCLI -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue){
    # Will fail if packageVersion is a revised version not matching module version, i.e. x.x.x.0020180101
         Update-Module "VMware.PowerCLI" -RequiredVersion "$env:packageVersion" -AllowClobber -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
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName  = 'vmware-powercli-psmodule'
    $shortcutName = 'VMware.PowerCLI.lnk'
    Get-InstalledModule -Name "VMware.*" |  Uninstall-Module -AllVersions -Force
    Remove-Item "$env:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
    Remove-Item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
  • tools\powercli.ico

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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 14285 Sunday, March 31, 2019 approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 2419 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 6460 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 4587 Friday, August 31, 2018 approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 573 Friday, August 24, 2018 approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 570 Friday, June 8, 2018 approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 495 Thursday, April 19, 2018 approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 648 Friday, February 2, 2018 approved

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