Before you can run Auto Deploy cmdlets to create and modify the rules and rule sets that govern Auto Deploy behavior, you must install vSphere PowerCLI and all prerequisite software. The Auto Deploy cmdlets are included with the vSphere PowerCLI installation.

You install vSphere PowerCLI and prerequisite software on a Microsoft Windows system. See the Microsoft Web site for information about installing the Microsoft software. See the vSphere PowerCLI User's Guide for detailed instructions for vSphere PowerCLI installation.

Verify that Microsoft .NET 4.5 SP2 is installed, or install it from the Microsoft Web site following the instructions on that Web site.

Verify that Windows PowerShell 3.0 is installed, or install it from the Microsoft Web site following the instructions on that Web site.

Install vSphere PowerCLI, which includes the Auto Deploy cmdlets.

Review Using Auto Deploy Cmdlets. If you are new to vSphere PowerCLI, read the vSphere PowerCLI documentation.

Use Auto Deploy cmdlets and other vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets and PowerShell cmdlets to manage Auto Deploy rules and rule sets. Use Get-Helpcmdlet_name for command-line help.