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Downloads of v


Last Update:

27 Nov 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc.


vmware powercli vsphere automation client virtual machine virtualization esx esxi powershell hcx nsx-t

VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module)

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc.

VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module)

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires PowerShell 5


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade vmware-powercli-psmodule -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade vmware-powercli-psmodule -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install vmware-powercli-psmodule
    name: vmware-powercli-psmodule
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'vmware-powercli-psmodule' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller vmware-powercli-psmodule
    Name     = "vmware-powercli-psmodule"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'vmware-powercli-psmodule':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Nov 2023.


Package Parameters

This package is designed to install the VMware.PowerCLI PowerShell module for the -Scope CurrentUser by default.

The following parameter is available to install the module for -Scope AllUsers.

choco install vmware-powercli-psmodule --params='"/ALLUSERS"'


To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support

PowerCLI is a command-line interface for managing and automating all aspects of vSphere management, including network, storage, VM, guest OS and more. PowerCLI is distributed as PowerShell modules, which contain a combined number of over 700 cmdlets (commands.)

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$pp           = Get-PackageParameters

$packageName  = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$shortcutName = 'VMware.PowerCLI.lnk'
$exe          = "$ENV:SystemRoot\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe"
$moduleName   = 'VMware.PowerCLI'
$moduleVers   = "$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion"

$PSversion = $PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major
if ($PSversion -lt "5") {
  Write-Warning "  ** PowerShell < v5 detected."
  Write-Warning "  ** $packageName installs via the PowerShell Gallery and thus requires PowerShell v5+."
  Write-Warning "  ** If PowerShell v5 was installed as a dependency, you need to reboot and reinstall this package."

$Provider = Get-PackageProvider -ListAvailable -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
if ( $Provider.Name -notmatch "NuGet" ) { 
  Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -Confirm:$false -Force
  Set-PSRepository -Name PSGallery -InstallationPolicy Trusted
} else {
  Set-PSRepository -Name PSGallery -InstallationPolicy Trusted

if ( Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name "PowerShellGet" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue ) {
  Install-Module -Name "PowerShellGet" -AllowClobber -Force

if ( Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name $moduleName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue ) {
  Write-Host "  ** Removing installed version, please be patient... **" -ForegroundColor Yellow
  Remove-Item "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  Remove-Item "$ENV:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  Get-InstalledModule -Name "VMware.*" | Uninstall-Module -AllVersions -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

# Will fail if package version is a revised version not matching the module version, i.e. x.x.x.0020180101
Write-Host "`n  ** Installing $moduleName v$moduleVers... **`n" -ForegroundColor Yellow
Get-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -Force

if ($pp.ALLUSERS) {
  Install-Module -Name $moduleName -Scope AllUsers -RequiredVersion $moduleVers -AllowClobber -Force
} else {
  Install-Module -Name $moduleName -Scope CurrentUser -RequiredVersion $moduleVers -AllowClobber -Force

if ( Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name $moduleName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue ) {
  Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -targetPath $exe -Arguments '-noe -c "Import-Module VMware.PowerCLI"' -WorkingDirectory "$ENV:SystemDrive\" -Description 'VMware.PowerCLI' -IconLocation "$toolsDir\powercli.ico" -RunAsAdmin
  Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -targetPath $exe -Arguments '-noe -c "Import-Module VMware.PowerCLI"' -WorkingDirectory "$ENV:SystemDrive\" -Description 'VMware.PowerCLI' -IconLocation "$toolsDir\powercli.ico" -RunAsAdmin
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$shortcutName = 'VMware.PowerCLI.lnk'

Remove-Item "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Remove-Item "$ENV:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

Get-InstalledModule -Name "VMware.*" |  Uninstall-Module -AllVersions -Force

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 6027 Wednesday, November 8, 2023 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 41412 Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 22660 Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 13155 Thursday, July 14, 2022 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 23705 Thursday, April 7, 2022 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 13952 Thursday, January 13, 2022 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 9575 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 6845 Thursday, September 16, 2021 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 25980 Thursday, April 8, 2021 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 16171 Thursday, February 4, 2021 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 23307 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 52417 Thursday, April 2, 2020 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 5406 Friday, October 25, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 5343 Thursday, August 22, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 10229 Sunday, June 23, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 14511 Sunday, March 31, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 2606 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 6698 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 4787 Friday, August 31, 2018 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 762 Friday, August 24, 2018 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 750 Friday, June 8, 2018 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 700 Thursday, April 19, 2018 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 1009 Friday, February 2, 2018 Approved

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