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Mastering PowerCLI by Sajal Debnath

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Connecting to a vCenter and other VMware environments using PowerCLI cmdlets

The last topic of this chapter is how to connect to vCenter and other VMware environments using PowerCLI cmdlets.

To use the PowerCLI cmdlets, you need to add the snap-ins and import the modules accordingly. As mentioned previously in the sections The vSphere PowerCLI package and The vCloud PowerCLI package, to connect to a vCenter environment, you first need to add the Snap-in VMware.VimAutomation.Core, and to connect to a vCloud Director environment you need to import the VMware.VimAutomation.Cloud module. If you install the package in its default location and your system is a 64-bit OS, then the location of the module is given in the following folder:

PS C:\>Add-PSSnapin ...

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