New Fling: PowerCLI Extensions by VMware Labs

New Fling: PowerCLI Extensions by VMware Labs

VMware Labs released a new Fling called PowerCLI Extensions. The download is available as zip and is about 66KB.

VMware PowerCLI is one of the most successful command line tools for managing your VMware products. With the many existing cmdlets designed for the system administrator or vSphere Admin, PowerCLI is the easiest and most powerful tool for managing your environment.

This fling adds a PowerShell module with PowerCLI cmdlets for managing vSphere Flash Read Cache and VMware Virtual SAN.


PowerCLI Extensions


  • Microsoft PowerShell v2 or higher
  • vSphere PowerCLI v5.5 R1 (core application)


  1. Install PowerCLI 5.5 R1 from here.
  2. Download the PowerCLI Extensions module from the download button on the left.
  3. To install the PowerShell module – extract the downloaded ZIP file to your modules directory, for example (C:\Users\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules).
  4. Verify that in the above folder there is a sub-folder called VMware.VimAutomation.Extensions. The full path is: C:\Users\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\VMware.VimAutomation.Extensions
Niels Engelen
Working as a Global Technologist in Product Strategy for Veeam Software with an interest for anything virtual and cloud. Niels is as a VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV 4, 5, 6) and a Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA). Niels also gained the VMware vExpert award (2012-2017) and is an ex-PernixPro.

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