You can install VMware vSphere PowerCLI components on all supported Windows operating systems.

After you have installed the package on your machine, you can run PowerCLI cmldets to connect to your vSphere or vCloud system by specifying the appropriate connection parameters.

You can install VMware vSphere PowerCLI only on Windows operating systems.

You can use the VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.0.1 components to manage all supported vSphere and vCloud environments.

Before installing VMware vSphere PowerCLI, verify that you have installed the required software on the same machine.

By performing a complete PowerCLI installation, you install all PowerCLI components available in the installation package. This installation setup type requires the most disk space.

By performing a custom PowerCLI installation, you can choose the PowerCLI components that you want to install.

For security reasons, Windows PowerShell supports an execution policy feature. It determines whether scripts are allowed to run and whether they must be digitally signed. By default, the execution policy is set to Restricted, which is the most secure policy.

You can uninstall VMware vSphere PowerCLI components from your Windows system by using Add or Remove Programs.