What Role does the user you connected with have?
Do you see anything in the Web Client when you connect with that account?
Did you already try to connect with the SSO domain administrator account (default is firstname.lastname@example.org)?
Did you already try stopping/starting your PowerShell session?
The user is in the Administrator role. I can see everything in the client and it is the account that is used to manage this system for years. I restarted PS and Prior to upgrading it in PowerShell it work fine as the PowerCLI standalone installer. I even tried to log into the Host directly with the root account and get the same.
Are you connecting to a vCenter or to an ESXi node?
Did you uninstall the previous PowerCLI version (the one with the standalone installer) completely before installing the latest version via Install-Module?
I am connecting to a vCenter server and I have also tried the EXSi host. Yes I uninstalled the older version.
Do you have the same behaviour with other cmdlets like Get-VMHost, Get-Datastore, Get-VirtualPortgroup...
No, those seem to work and return the appropriate data. Tried to run a script that I use to create vm's and it also failed. went to a PC with 6.3 installed in it and it worked fine. Do you know of a clean way to uninstall the PowerCLI modules and start over or do I need to just try and remove the PowerShell (WMF) down to the base included with the OS win7?
No, you don't need to uninstal PowerSHell, just the old PowerCLI version.
Uninstall PowerCLI via the Programs and Features control panel applet, or eventually via the original MSI or EXE and select the Remove option when prompted.
Also make sure the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\PowerCLI is removed.
Then, just to make sure, reboot the station.
When the station is back, do a Find-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI to check if the connection to the PowerSHell Gallery is ok.
Then do the Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser
You can also select AllUsers for the Scope parameter.
When the install is completed, you can do a Get-Module -Name VMware* -ListAvailable to check everything is there.
That seems to be ok.
And you are still only getting the header line on all Get- cmdlets (Get-VM, Get-VMHost, Get-Datastore, Get-Datacenter...)?
What do you get when you do a Get-Inventory?
Get-Inventory returns the inventory just fine. It seems I only have an issue with Get-Vm and running the script to create vm's. Get-vmhost and the others will return data.
I still suspect there might be a missing privilege on your account.
But since you stated that all works perfect in the Web Client, that is unlikely.
You might have discovered a PowerCLI "feature", but then I would suggest to open a SR.