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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Preparing VMware PowerCLI for first use

All the tasks performed on the Auto Deploy server will be done using VMware PowerCLI commands. Hence, it is a requirement to have VMware vSphere PowerCLI installed and configured for use.

At the time of writing this book, the latest available version was VMware-PowerCLI version 5.5.

Download and install VMware PowerCLI from www.vmware.com/go/powercli.

The installation of PowerCLI is pretty straightforward. Just go through the wizard defaults and finish the installation. Once the installation is complete, it needs to be configured so that it can be used in your environment.

How to do it…

The following procedure will help you configure VMware PowerCLI for first use and also add the vCenter server that will be used ...

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