Here are some quick steps to installing PowerCLI onto your computer to get you started. I performed the steps listed below on a Windows 10 Computer.



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, and VMware Horizon environments.


PowerShell or PowerShell ISE, Internet Connection


Validate that you have an internet connection. Once done we need to confirm that you can connect to the PowerShell gallery online.

This is done by issues the following command: Find-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI


Next we issue the command: Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI –Scope CurrentUser

If prompted to accept the repository, choose Yes to All and continue

The installation process will begin to download the modules

Later unzipping them

And a short while later the installation will complete

Verify the module by using the following command: Get-Module VMware* -ListAvailable

That’s it, your done.


Command list:

Find-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI
Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI –Scope CurrentUser
Get-Module VMware* -ListAvailable