PowerCLI 6.5.1 released!

Looks like VMWare has released an updated version of PowerCLI. There are some nice additional cmdlets to handle DRS cluster groups as well as quite a large amount of new cmdlets  to interact with VMWare vSAN’s iSCSI features. Below ill go through some quick steps on getting the new version of PowerCLI installed.

  • First step, make sure to uninstall/remove any previous versions of PowerCLI from your device.

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  • As noted in the original VMWare post, it is worth a quick check to be sure that the PowerCLI folder has been removed from: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\


These steps require an internet connection as you will be using the built in package manager to grab the new build. Pop open a powershell window (I will run it as administrator) and enter “Find-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI”

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Hit enter. You may be prompted to update the NuGet package manager. Hit [Y] and enter to proceed.

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You should then be presented with the module, noted as version

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Next go ahead and type “Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI –Scope CurrentUser” and hit enter. You will be prompted to accept the installation by typing [y] and the installation will begin.

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Finally you can now run “Get-Module VMware* -ListAvailable” and it will list the newly available modules.

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You can click the words PowerCLI for the original VMWare blog article dated 20 April 2017.






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