vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI Release Notes
Released 13 Jul 2010
Build 266648 is version 4.1 of vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI.
About vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI
vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI is a command-line and scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell, and provides a set of cmdlets for managing and automating VMware vCenter Update Manager.
To use vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI 4.1, you need to have installed the following software:
- .NET 2.0 Service Pack 1
- VMware vSphere PowerCLI 4.1
Update Manager PowerCLI 4.1 works only with Update Manager 4.1.
vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI 4.1 works on the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the following operating systems:
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
What's New in This Release?
The following parameters have been added to existing cmdlets in this release:
|Indicate that you want to temporarily disable any media devices that might prevent the specified hosts from entering maintenance mode.
|Indicate that you want to temporarily disable Distributed Power Management (DPM) for the specified clusters. After the remediation, DPM is automatically re-enabled.
|Indicate that you want to temporarily disable High Availability (HA) for the specified clusters. After the remediation, HA is automatically re-enabled.
|Indicate that you want to temporarily disable Fault Tolerance (FT) for the specified clusters. After the remediation, FT is automatically re-enabled.
Obtaining the Software
You can obtain vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI 4.1 at
Installing vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI
VMware provides a single installer for vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI.
To install vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI
- Download and install vSphere PowerCLI 4.1 from the VMware vSphere PowerCLI home page.
- Download vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI 4.1 from the vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI home page.
- Launch the vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI installer by double-clicking the executable file.
- In the Welcome page, click Next.
- Click Install to proceed with the installation.
- Click Finish to complete the installation process.
vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI 4.1 is known to have the following issues:
If you pass to the
Entity parameter of
Attach-Baseline an array that contains hosts and to the
Baseline parameter an array that contains virtual machine baselines, the cmdlet throws an error and does not attach the baselines to the inventory objects.
Get-Baseline does not return a result if you pass to the
Entity parameter an array that contains a non-existing inventory object.
If you pass to the
Baseline parameter of
Remediate-Inventory an array that contains non-existing baselines, the cmdlet skips the non-existing baselines and runs without showing an error message.
The following issues have been resolved in Update Manager PowerCLI 4.1:
Attach-Baseline is run for baselines that are located on different servers, the baselines are attached only to the first entity found on each server.
For dynamic baselines created through the Update Manager PowerCLI, modifying the baseline with
Set-PatchBaseline might result in adding patches that do not correspond to the baseline's target type (
Passing more than one baselines to
Set-PatchBaseline results in an error and might cause unwanted baseline modifications.
Last update-12-July-2010 11:30 am [PDT]