In the midst of the name change fever that has swept through VMware, one name change may have gone unnoticed. So I’m happy to officially announce that starting with the launch of vSphere (whenever that may be), the name VI Toolkit (for Windows) is no more. Instead, we will be known as vSphere PowerCLI. Whether you love the name vSphere or you hate it, I think we can all agree that this is one name change for the better.
Some of you may have read this a bit nervously. You may wonder, “What happens to all the commands with VI in the name?” “Are my scripts going to stop working?” No, we haven’t done anything that drastic, name changes that affect stuff you may have in production are going to be done slowly and carefully, so for now just enjoy the new name.