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Updating PowerCLI Local OS Support

VMware PowerCLI has gone through quite a few changes over the past couple years. This includes what operating systems (OS) PowerCLI can run on! The most significant update was the addition of MacOS and Ubuntu. However, as the PowerCLI team continually evaluates which OSes we should support, there are also times where OSes need to be removed. With that said, in a future release, PowerCLI will be deprecating local OS support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

It is important to note that this update will not impact whether or not PowerCLI can operate on those deprecated OSes. We are simply removing them from our testing process.

With that said, in a future release of PowerCLI, the local OS support will be updated to be the following:

OS Type Version (64-Bit)
Server Windows Server 2016
Server Windows Server 2012 R2
Workstation Windows 10
Workstation Ubuntu 16.04
Workstation MacOS 10.12

If you’re interested in more information about the PowerCLI testing process, I would highly recommend checking out the following VMworld session recording: Development at VMware: A Look at How PowerCLI Has Evolved Over the Years