Before you can install the vCLI package on a Linux system with Internet access, that system must meet specific prerequisites.

Internet access - You must have Internet access when you run the installer because the installer uses CPAN to install prerequisite Perl modules.

Development Tools and Libraries - You must install the Development Tools and Libraries for the Linux platform that you are working with before you install vCLI and prerequisite Perl modules.

Proxy settings - If your system is using a proxy for Internet access, you must set the http:// and ftp:// proxies, as follows:

export http_proxy=<proxy_server>:port
export ftp_proxy=<proxy_server>:port