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The term 'Connect-VIServer' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

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Hi,

I haveWin 2016 server which doesnt have internet connection.

If I run the command 'Connect-VIServer -Server <VC>' then I was getting the error: The term 'Connect-VIServer' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

Hence I downloaded : 'VMware.VimAutomation.Core 11.5.0.14899560' from the below link from my local machine and copied the file 'vmware.vimautomation.core.11.5.0.14899560.nupkg' into that 2016 server in the location: D:\New folder

https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/VMware.VimAutomation.Core/11.5.0.14899560

Then I ran the command

Unblock-File -Path 'D:\New folder\vmware.vimautomation.core.11.5.0.14899560.nupkg'

And then changed the format to vmware.vimautomation.core.zip and then extracted it.

Then I copied that new extracted folder to C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules

Then I opened the powershell as Admin and then ran the command and I was getting this error:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>> Install-module 'C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\vmware.vimautomation.core'

WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection.

PackageManagement\Install-PackageProvider : No match was found for the specified search criteria for the provider 'NuGet'. The package provider requires 'PackageManagement' and 'Provider' tags. Please check if the specified package has the tags.

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>> Import-module C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\vmware.vimautomation.core

Import-module : The required module 'VMware.VimAutomation.Cis.Core' is not loaded. Load the module or remove the module from 'RequiredModules' in the file

'C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\vmware.vimautomation.core\vmware.vimautomation.core.psd1'.

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>> Connect-VIServer -Server <VC>

Connect-VIServer : The 'Connect-VIServer' command was found in the module 'vmware.vimautomation.core', but the module could not be loaded. For more information, run 'Import-Module vmware.vimautomation.core'.

Any help please?

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Can you try the method described in PowerCLI Offline Installation Walkthrough and check if that gives the same result?

Remove all current PowerCLI folders before you do that.


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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Can you try the method described in PowerCLI Offline Installation Walkthrough and check if that gives the same result?

Remove all current PowerCLI folders before you do that.


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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