Tag: PowerCLI

PowerCLI Offline Installation Walkthrough

PowerCLI Offline Installation Walkthrough

This post was originally published on this site —Can you believe it? PowerCLI is closing in on a year of being in the PowerShell Gallery! We’re up to 20 different modules and, wait for it, over 2,000,000 downloads of those modules! As exciting as that is, there’s still quite a few questions on how to install PowerCLI to systems that do not have internet access. We’re going to take a much closer look at that with this post. Preparing the Offline System First things first, we need to uninstall any prior instance of PowerCLI that Read more […]

Powershell Core 6.0 Released

Powershell Core 6.0 Released

This post was originally published on this site —It’s an exciting time for infrastructure automation! PowerShell Core 6.0 enables us to use the same amazing automation framework on Mac and Linux, opening the door for many more automation opportunities in your infrastructure. I want to personally congratulate everyone at Microsoft and the PowerShell community that made this dream a reality. The amount of effort that went into this was truly amazing and we’re excited to be a part of it! For over ten years, the PowerCLI team has been iterating Read more […]

VMware Tools Community Module Introduction

VMware Tools Community Module Introduction

This post was originally published on this site —VMware Tools is a collection of in-guest drivers and agents that optimize performance and increase the manageability for VMs within vSphere environments. Guess what, PowerCLI provides a way to automate the management of the VMware Tools lifecycle! Even better, a new module was recently entered into the PowerCLI Community Repository to help make those management tasks even easier than before! The module includes a collection of over 10 different advanced functions! These include the following: Get-VMByToolsInfo Retrieves Read more […]

Getting Started with the PowerCLI Module for VMware NSX-T

Getting Started with the PowerCLI Module for VMware NSX-T

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI 6.5.3 was released a few short weeks ago and one of the biggest additions was the module to manage VMware NSX-T! This version of NSX provides network virtualization to not only VMware environments, but also multi-cloud and multi-hypervisor environments too. Before diving into the module itself, there are a couple things we should cover first. This module was released as a low-level, API access only, module. That means the module comes with the following cmdlets: Connect-NsxtServer, Disconnect-NsxtServer, Read more […]

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 6.5.4

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 6.5.4

This post was originally published on this site —It feels just like yesterday that we released PowerCLI 6.5.3. Shockingly, it was less than a month ago when we released the brand-new module to help manage and automate your NSX-T environments. Yet, we’re back with another brand-new module to manage VMware Cloud on AWS environments as well as a bunch of new and updated storage cmdlets too! PowerCLI 6.5.4 features the following: New module for VMware Cloud on AWS functionality 14 new cmdlets added to the Storage module Several cmdlets have Read more […]

New Release: PowerCLI 6.5.3

New Release: PowerCLI 6.5.3

This post was originally published on this site —I’m excited to announce that it’s release day yet again! We have a great new update for you with PowerCLI 6.5.3! Just a few short months ago, two to be exact, the last version of PowerCLI was released. That release introduced a new parameter, some new content library functionality for ISOs, and even new support for certain features. PowerCLI 6.5.3 comes packed with the following: New module for NSX-T functionality Addition of a ‘Create’ method when using ‘Get-*Service’ Read more […]

PowerCLI Support Breakdown

PowerCLI Support Breakdown

This post was originally published on this site —Is PowerCLI supported by VMware? Can support requests be opened about PowerCLI through MyVMware? Questions like these keep coming up at VMUG meetings and customer meetings. This shouldn’t be a secret! The 18 modules that are available for with the current release of PowerCLI 6.5.2 are covered under VMware’s Basic Support and Production Support scope. With that said, there are some areas in need of clarification. The coverage areas are around the installation process and cmdlet failures. Read more […]

What PowerCLI Version Am I On Anyways?

What PowerCLI Version Am I On Anyways?

This post was originally published on this site —When PowerCLI was converted to modules, it introduced the ability to pick and choose which modules are loaded. Taking it a step further, it also allowed users to specify which versions of those modules are loaded. Historically, PowerCLI was released as one large ‘bundle’ of modules, and was not a great release practice. This meant that even though most modules were not touched, we were still required to go through our release processes to get them out the door. This is not scalable when Read more […]

Updating PowerCLI through the PowerShell Gallery

Updating PowerCLI through the PowerShell Gallery

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI 6.5.2 has been released! This is the second release of PowerCLI to the PowerShell Gallery, so it’s time to figure out how to update your PowerCLI versions to the latest and greatest. We’ll cover a couple scenarios: Updating from PowerCLI 6.5.1, installed online from the PowerShell Gallery Updating from PowerCLI 6.5.1, installed offline from the PowerShell Gallery Updating from PowerCLI 6.5 R1 or prior Updating from PowerCLI 6.5.1, Online This will be the easiest update process Read more […]

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 6.5.2

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 6.5.2

This post was originally published on this site —The past couple releases have introduced some new and exciting modernizations for PowerCLI. We’ve moved from Snapins to Modules, leaving behind registry settings and the need for an installer and making packaging much easier. We then introduced you to PowerCLI installation through the Microsoft PowerShell Gallery, making installation and updates a single command. All of these lead up to us delivering more frequent releases and more timely features and bugfixes. Only three months ago, we introduced Read more […]