Before you can run vSphere ESXi Image Builder cmdlets, you must install vSphere PowerCLI and all prerequisite software. The vSphere ESXi Image Builder snap-in is included with the vSphere PowerCLI installation.

You install vSphere ESXi Image Builder and prerequisite software on a Microsoft Windows system.

1

Install Microsoft .NET 2.0 from the Microsoft website following the instructions on that website.

2

Install Microsoft PowerShell 2.0. from the Microsoft website following the instructions on that website.

3

Install vSphere PowerCLI, which includes the vSphere ESXi Image Builder cmdlets.

See the vSphere PowerCLI Installation Guide for detailed instructions.

Review Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder Cmdlets.If you are new to vSphere PowerCLI, read the vSphere PowerCLI documentation.

Use vSphere ESXi Image Builder cmdlets and other vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets and PowerShell cmdlets to manage image profiles and VIBs. Use Get-Help cmdlet_name at any time for command-line help.