PowerCLI 5.5 R2 Released

imageJust in case you don’t read the vSphere PowerCLI Official Blog I thought I would let you know that the latest version of PowerCLI greatness is out and its pretty awesome!

In this release there are a lot of new features, not to mention the first support for Site Recovery Manager, cmdlets for creating Tags and Tag Categories, Cmdlets for working with EVC and much much more, see the full list below for the details:

  • Manage vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Create and remove tags and tag categories
  • Retrieve information and configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) mode on clusters.
  • Manage security policies for vSphere standard switches and port groups.
  • Support for Windows PowerShell 4.0.
  • Support for vSphere servers configured with IPv6.
  • Specify the priority of a VM migration
  • Provide a Hard Disk object to the RelatedObject of Get-Datastore
  • Get-Datastore cmdlet to allow filtering by cluster.
  • Get-Stat and Get-StatType now works with all types
  • Added support for e1000e network adapter type.
  • Specify all values for DiskStorageFormat when cloning a virtual machine
  • 64-Bit Support for New-OSCustomizationSpec and Set-OSCustomizationSpec
  • ToolsVersion property to VMGuest that shows the version as a string.
  • Provide a virtual portgroup to the RelatedObject of the Get-VirtualSwitch and Get-DVSwitch
  • Retrieve virtual machines by virtual switches.
  • Other bug fixes and general performance enhancements have been made to various PowerCLI cmdlets.

Download it and read more

Download and Install PowerCLI 5.5 Release 2 today from here.

For a more comprehensive list including all parameter and functional improvements, security enhancements, and deprecated features, see the vSphere PowerCLI Release Notes and the vSphere PowerCLI Change Log.

For more information on specific product features, see the VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.5 Release 2 User’s Guide.

For more information on specific cmdlets, see the VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.5 Release 2 Cmdlet Reference.

Check out the details

On the day of the release I presented on the vBrownBag Community Podcast, this was great for showing people exactly how to use the SRM Cmdlets and how to understand the sample scripts we have, I went a little long in the presentation but grab a coffee (or 3) and check it out here:

-Alan

Alan

Alan Renouf has a role of Automation Frameworks Product Manager at VMware responsible for providing the architects and operators of the cloud infrastructure with the toolkits/frameworks and command-line interfaces they require to build a fully automated software-defined datacenter. Alan is a frequent blogger at http://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell and has a personal blog at http://virtu-al.net. You can follow Alan on twitter as @alanrenouf.

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5 Responses

  1. Jason Lin says:

    Is there a bug report place that I can submit a bug? Somehow Get-ScsiLunPath still does not work with the latest build for PowerPath datastores. v5.5R1 finally fixed Get-ScsiLun cmdlet with PowerPath datastores.

  2. Fabian Casanova says:

    Congrats Alan! I’m your fan and I’m happy and proud with your achievement. Keep rocking!

  3. Ryan Sweet says:

    What humble Alan doesn’t tell you in this post is that this is his first full PowerCLI release as the official Product Manager for PowerCLI. Let’s congratulate Alan on diving into PM, setting priorities for the team, and helping get this release out the door!

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