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

You install 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 1.0 or 2.0. from the Microsoft website following the instructions on that website.

3

Install vSphere PowerCLI, which includes the Image Builder cmdlets.

See the vSphere PowerCLI Installation Guide for detailed instructions.

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

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