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Improved backward compatibility in PowerCLI 4.1.1

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The new PowerCLI 4.1.1 has improved compatibility with scripts written for PowerCLI 4.0.1 and earlier. PowerCLI 4.1 moved cmdlet output types to new namespaces. This introduced incompatibility with scripts which depend on output types’ full namespace path. To negate the impact of the change and to enable a transition period in which scripts can use Read more...

PowerCLI 4.1.1 is out

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Tonight we released PowerCLI 4.1.1. Feature Highlights: ESXCLI functionality is now available directly through a new Get-EsxCli cmdlet Esxtop statistics through a Get-EsxTop cmdlet Enhanced vDS support Support for vCenter Server alarms Various host storage enhancements Encrypted credential store The complete change log is available here. In the next few weeks we’ll present the most Read more...

Output type changes in PowerCLI 4.1

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In PowerCLI 4.1 we changed the namespaces in which output types live. This was done to improve the internal structure and enable other VMware teams to write cmdlets for the products they develop. While the types remain the same (save for new features), the namespaces have changed and this affects scripts which use full namespace Read more...

PowerCLI 4.1 is out

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Tonight we released PowerCLI 4.1 Feature Highlights: Easier to customize and extend PowerCLI, especially for reporting Output objects can be customized by adding extra properties Better readability and less typing in scripts based on Get-View. Each output object has its associated view as nested property. Less typing is required to call Get-View and convert between PowerCLI Read more...

Troubleshooting: Slow startup with PowerCLI 4.0 U1

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A substantial portion of PowerCLI 4.0 U1 users report extremely slow startup. On affected systems PowerCLI takes very long (sometimes up to 5 minutes) to start. Standard PowerShell window opens as usual. The problem appears when a machine does not have Internet access. The cause is a security feature of Windows – checking for revocation Read more...