PowerCLI 10.1.0

VMware PowerCLI 10.1.0

VMware released a new PowerCLI version, version 10.1.0. I will cover in this article the improvements brought by PowerCLI 10.1.0, the installation process on Windows and the update procedure on both Windows and Linux.

PowerCLI 10.1.0 Changes

New features:

  • New module: VMware.Vim provides vSphere API bindings, allowing access to the latest features available in the VMware Cloud on AWS.
  • New cmdlets: Set-ScriptBundleAssociation and Remove-ScriptBundle added to the VMware.DeployAutomation module. They provide the ability to work with script bundles modification.

Updates:

  • NSX-T module has been updated to support the new API features in VMware NSX-T 2.1.
  • VMware PowerCLI has been updated to support the new API features in VMware vSphere 6.7.
  • Instead of producing a warning when connecting to resources using invalid or self-signed certificates, PowerCLI now produces an error.
  • The Import-VApp cmdlet has been updated to support SHA-256 and SHA-512 hash algorithms.
  • The Version parameter of the New-VM and Set-VM cmdlets has been deprecated and replaced by the HardwareVersion parameter that accepts string input.
  • The Version property of the VirtualMachine object has been deprecated and replaced by the HardwareVersion property.

Bug fixes:

  • When using Get-TagAssignment, you cannot query tags on datastore clusters.
  • When running Get-VDPortgroup, names that contain a “/” character are returned with a “%2f” string from the API.
  • When you try to migrate a virtual machine to VMware Cloud on AWS by using Cross vCenter Server vMotion, the operation might fail.
  • When you run Set-PowerCLIConfiguration and the value of the InvalidCertificateAction parameter is set to Unset or Warn, valid certificates might appear as invalid.
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Vds cmdlet formatting does not work.

For full instructions, check the official documentation: VMware PowerCLI User’s Guide.

Install PowerCLI 10.1.0

Moving to the easy part now, let’s install PowerCLI 10.1.0 in a new Windows box. Make sure you have at least PowerShell 5.0 installed, open a console and run the install command:

Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI

Install PowerCLI 10.1.0 - Windows

After a short wait, installation completes. You can now import PowerCLI module and check the version:

Import-Module VMware.PowerCLI
Get-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI | Select-Object -Property Name,Version

Run PowerCLI 10.1.0 - Windows

Update to PowerCLI 10.1.0

Let’s see now how to update a previous installation. In my case I will first update a PowerCLI 10.0.0 environment running on Windows.

Update-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI

Update PowerCLI 10.1.0 -Windows

Moving on Linux, I will update now an environment running 10.0.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 / PowerShell Core 6.1.0. I will use same command as on above.

Update PowerCLI 10.1.0 - Ubuntu

No surprise, after the update to PowerCLI 10.1.0 I am not able to import the module.

Import-Module : VMware.VimAutomation.Srm module is not currently supported on the Core edition of PowerShell.

For the unsupported way of making it run, you can check one of my previous articles:Ā PowerCLI 10.0.0 Linux Error in VMware.VimAutomation.Srm Module.

Run PowerCLI 10.1.0 - Ubuntu

Happy scripting šŸ™‚

 

Constantin Ghioc

I usually play with vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator and different AWS tools. In my other life, Iā€™m a husband and a father, an amateur photographer and a Go enthusiast.

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