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22 Nov 2022

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Software Author(s):

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VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module)

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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

Learn More

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:

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

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 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

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

See docs at

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 22 Nov 2022.



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

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 13099 Thursday, July 14, 2022 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 23674 Thursday, April 7, 2022 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 13923 Thursday, January 13, 2022 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 9546 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 6821 Thursday, September 16, 2021 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 25946 Thursday, April 8, 2021 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 16142 Thursday, February 4, 2021 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (PowerShell Module) 23239 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 52380 Thursday, April 2, 2020 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 5371 Friday, October 25, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 5313 Thursday, August 22, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 10197 Sunday, June 23, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 14472 Sunday, March 31, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 2570 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 6658 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 4752 Friday, August 31, 2018 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 728 Friday, August 24, 2018 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 712 Friday, June 8, 2018 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 663 Thursday, April 19, 2018 Approved
VMware.PowerCLI (Install) 965 Friday, February 2, 2018 Approved

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