To use VMware PowerCLI you need to first install/enable the modules on your client computer. The steps provided below are of steps that I have frequently taken to install on my Windows 10 client machines.

Install VMware PowerCLI Module From PC With Internet Connection
From a Windows 10 client with an internet connection open powershell (as an administrator) and issue the following commands:

  • Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
  • Find-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI
  • Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser
  • Get-Command -Module VMWare

Once we have the module successfully imported I issue a command to disable the prompt to join VMware’s Customer Experience Improvement Program (“CEIP”) and so it ignores the certificate warning.

Command Issued:

  • Find-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI
  • Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser
  • Get-Command -Module VMWare