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PowerCLI 6.0 Release 3 Has Arrived

PowerCLI R3

The PowerCLI team is back and at it again. This time with the release of PowerCLI 6.0 Release 3. This release has some minor updates for those who have moved to PowerCLI 6.0 Release 2.

In this release we introduce a few fixes that were needed in 6.0 Release 2.

What’s New:

  • Fix for LicenseData class when using the licensing API
  • Help data has been added to the Update Manager cmdlets
  • Customer Experience Improvement support


As you know, we are currently working on converting all of the PowerCLI Snapins into PowerShell Modules. In the previous release of PowerCLI we converted over the License snapin. This update fixes a class inconsistency that was introduced where “Vmware.VimAutomation.License.Types.LicenseData” became “Vmware.VimAutomation.License.Types.V1.LicenseData”. This release has fixed the inconsistency and the data class has be reverted to the original class.

Update Manager Help Documentation

In PowerCLI 6.0 Release 2 we pulled the Update Manager cmdlets into the core PowerCLI package rather than requiring users to download a separate file to install them. This release adds the Get-Help information for the Update Manager cmdlets.

Customer Experience Improvement Support

In continuing effort to provide the best user experience possible to our customers, we’ve added the Customer Experience Improvement capabilities to PowerCLI. Once installed, users can choose to join or leave the program.

For more information on the VMware CEIP you can use the help about_ceip command within the PowerCLI console to provide more detail.

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You can find the release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/powercli/60r3/powercli60r3-releasenotes.html

and a direct link to download PowerCLI 6.0 Release 3 here: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=PCLI600R3&productId=491


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Brian Graf

About Brian Graf

Brian Graf is a well-known VMware evangelist in the IT community. Over the past 5 years, Brian has done Technical Marketing for PowerCLI Automation and ESXi Lifecycle, Product Management of vCenter Distributed Resource Management features (DRS & HA), and is currently working as a Technical Marketing Manager for VMware Cloud on AWS. Brian is a co-author of the PowerCLI Deep Dive 2nd edition book. He has helped develop VMware certification courses and exams and presents around the world at VMware User Conferences, AWS Summits, Interop, as well as other industry Conferences. Brian is also a Microsoft MVP.

4 thoughts on “PowerCLI 6.0 Release 3 Has Arrived

  1. Christian

    I just upgraded to this new version and received an error when loading the PowerGUI up for the first time.

    Add-PSSnapin : The Windows PowerShell snap-in ‘VMware.VimAutomation.License’ is not installed on this computer.
    At line:1 char:204
    + … t -eq 0 } | %{ Add-PSSnapin $_ }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (VMware.VimAutomation.License:String) [Add-PSSnapin], PSArgumentException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AddPSSnapInRead,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.AddPSSnapinCommand

    I found that if you run PowerCLI command prompt first it would resolve this issue.

  2. ser

    pls add Cmdlets vSPhere Replication

    1. Nico

      +1 add vsphere replication please

  3. Caleb

    vSAN heath check PowerCLI cmdlet
    Have you found any way to trigger using Powercli the various health tests for vSAN that are available from the web client? I would have thought that there would have been cdmlets included in Powercli 6 R3 vmware.vimautomation.storage module. But alas I came up short. any help is appreciated.


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