VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.0.1 consists of two components that users can install and use according to their needs and environments.

vSphere PowerCLI 5.0 is the core component of the PowerCLI package. It contains four snapins with cmdlets for managing vSphere 5.0 features:


VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.0 provides cmdlets for automated administration of the vSphere environment.


VMware License PowerCLI 5.0 provides the Get-LicenseDataManager cmdlet for managing VMware License components.


VMware ImageBuilder PowerCLI 5.0 provides cmdlets for managing depots, image profiles, and VIBs.


VMware Auto Deploy PowerCLI 5.0 provides cmdlets that provide an interface to VMware Auto Deploy for provisioning physical hosts with ESXi software.

vCloud Director PowerCLI 1.5 is an optional component that you can install during the vSphere PowerCLI installation. It provides the following snapin:


VMware vCloud Director PowerCLI 1.5 provides cmdlets for automating vCloud Director 1.5 features.