PowerCLI provides you the capability to use ESXCLI through its console.

PowerCLI provides two approaches for working with ESXCLI:

Through the Get-ESXCli cmdlet, which provides direct access to the ESXCLI namespaces, applications, and commands.

Through .NET methods, which you use to create managed objects that correspond to specific ESXCLI applications. To access the ESXCLI, you can call methods on these managed objects. .


To call a method of an ESXCLI object, you must provide values for all parameters. If you want to omit a given parameter, specify $null for it.