5 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2019 10:03 PM by LucD

    powercli and  powershell 6

    Squigglymonkey Novice

      Are these compatible on Windows server 2016?

        • 1. Re: powercli and  powershell 6
          LucD Guru
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          Not officially according to the compatibility matrix for PowerCLI 11.2 (it lists PS 6.1.2).


          But in practice I don't seem to have any issue with PS 6.2 on Win2K16.
          What issues do you see?

          • 2. Re: powercli and  powershell 6
            Squigglymonkey Novice

            I had a fresh install of server 2016, and I installed powershell 6 on it.

            I know we have some issues with our networking and connecting to powershellgallery.com, which I figured out after trying get-psrepository and getting 'no repository found' errors. I worked through many of the "fixes" I found online none worked.

            I manually downloaded powercli 11.2 from  vmware and tried a manual install, and got some cryptic error, then I did the install with -verbose and one of the errors was a compatibility error.

            I removed powershell 6, and then used a different system on a different network to save-module from powershellgallery and that one did install with the powershell 5.1.

            • 3. Re: powercli and  powershell 6
              LucD Guru
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              Did you use the ZIP file?

              Which version of PS v6?
              What did the compatibility error say exactly?


              Btw, you can have PS 5.1 and PS 6 side-by-side on a Windows platform.

              • 4. Re: powercli and  powershell 6
                Squigglymonkey Novice

                This error is also occurring with ps 5.1


                Yes, the zip file from VMware PowerCLI - VMware {code}


                PS v 6.2.0


                Import-Module : Could not load file or assembly

                'file:///C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk\net45\log4net.dll' or one of its

                dependencies. Operation is not supported. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131515)

                At line:1 char:1

                + Import-Module VMware.PowerCLI

                + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Import-Module], FileLoadException

                    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : FormatXmlUpdateException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ImportModuleCommand

                • 5. Re: powercli and  powershell 6
                  LucD Guru
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                  That is a known issue I'm afraid.

                  Can you try the procedure documented in VMware PowerCLI 10 Setup