For those that were too busy on Tuesday looking at the shiny Apple, VMware released updates for a few of their products including PowerCLI. Following in the footsteps of the vCloud Suite, the latest version of PowerCLI is now 5.8.
VMware has rolled out a few updates this week with the release of vSphere 5.5 Update 1. The majority of the products involved all got some sort of bump/patch as well as the addition of VSAN. Not to be outdone, Alan and his team also released PowerCli 5.5 R2 (Build 1649237). It is wonderful to see grand improvements in a product I use everyday.
A full rundown of the new features and download link can be found here.
It just may be time to give a serious look at updating to PowerShell 4.0 as with this update, PowerCli is fully compatible. Time to start looking at other plugins as well and determine what dependencies might have issues.
Another one of the new features that caught my eye was this:
64 bit Support
The New/Set-OSCustomizationSpec cmdlets have been updated to work in 64-bit PowerShell and no longer require running in a 32-bit PowerShell environment.
This will help my VM Deployment script as you will now longer have to run in 32bit mode. I’ll be checking this out and updating shortly.