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PowerCLI is a VMware toolset that adds a set of PowerShell Cmdlets to PowerShell via a module that provide scripting access to ESXI and vCenter. You can use this to configure ESXI, VM's or use it to create reporting of status and usage of ESXI and virtual machines and more...

It can be used as a stand alone command line interface but I usually load it into the PowerShell ISE for and troubleshooting scripts.

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Load PowerCLI and Login to VMware with Credential Prompt







Adds PowerCLI Snapin into Powershell


Makes a Connection to vCenter/ESXi Host


DC Functions so I can disconnect from host