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Now Available: PowerCLI cmdlets for vCenter Update Manager!

I’m happy to announce that we’ve released PowerCLI cmdlets for Update Manager, a.k.a. VUM, that are compatible with PowerCLI 4.0 U1. This new PowerShell snapin provides 13 cmdlets as follows:

Cmdlet Name

Cmdlet Description

Attach-Baseline

Attaches baselines to the specified Template, VirtualMachine, VMHost, Cluster, Datacenter, Folder, and VApp objects.

Attaching a baseline to a container object such as a folder or datacenter transitively attaches the baseline to all objects in the container.

Detach-Baseline

Detaches baselines from the specified inventory objects.

Download-Patch

Downloads new patches into the Update Manager patch repository from the enabled patch download sources.

Get-Baseline

Retrieves the baselines specified by the provided cmdlet

parameters.

Get-Compliance

Retrieve baseline compliance data for the specified object of type Template, VirtualMachine, VMHost, Cluster, Datacenter, Folder, and VApp.

Get-Patch

Retrieves all available patches or those specified by the provided cmdlet parameters.

Get-PatchBaseline

Retrieves all  patch baselines or those specified by the provided cmdlet parameters.

New-PatchBaseline

Creates a new patch baseline. Patch baselines can be applied to either hosts or virtual machines. Depending on the patch criteria you select, patch baselines can be either dynamic or static (fixed).

Remediate-Inventory

Remediates an inventory object against the specified baselines.

Remove-Baseline

Deletes the specified baselines from their servers. Before the

removal, the baselines are detached from all entities they have been attached to.

Scan-Inventory

Scans inventory objects for baselines attached to them.

Set-PatchBaseline

Modifies the properties of a patch baseline. You can specify explicitly the patches you want to include in the baseline through the IncludePatch parameter.

Stage-Patch

Initializes staging of patches. Staging allows you to download

patches from the Update Manager server to the ESX/ESXi hosts, without applying the patches immediately.

Download the VUM PowerCLI cmdlets now, remember you will also need PowerCLI 4.0 U1.

One thought on “Now Available: PowerCLI cmdlets for vCenter Update Manager!

  1. Allan Christiansen

    GREAT!
    This is like finaly after 50 years getting a roadmap over the greater Los Angeles area.

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