VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 consists of two components that users can install and use according to their needs and environments.

VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 is the core component of the vSphere PowerCLI package. It contains six snap-ins with cmdlets for managing vSphere 5.5 features.

VMware.VimAutomation.Core

VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 provides cmdlets for automated administration of the vSphere environment.

VMware.VimAutomation.VDS

VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 provides cmdlets for managing vSphere distributed switches and distributed port groups.

VMware.VimAutomation.Storage

VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 provides cmdlets for managing vSphere policy-based storage.

VMware.VimAutomation.License

VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 provides the Get-LicenseDataManager cmdlet for managing VMware License components.

VMware.ImageBuilder

VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 provides cmdlets for managing depots, image profiles, and VIBs.

VMware.DeployAutomation

VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 provides cmdlets that provide an interface to VMware Auto Deploy for provisioning physical hosts with ESXi software.

VMware vCloud Director PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 is an optional component that you can install during the vSphere PowerCLI installation. It provides one snap-in.

VMware.VimAutomation.Cloud

VMware vCloud Director PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 provides cmdlets for automating vCloud Director features.