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VMware vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI Release Notes

Released 22 September 2013

Build 1302474 is VMware vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI 5.5

VMware vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI 5.5 Release Notes

VMware vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI provides an easy-to-use Windows Powershell interface to VMware vSphere Update Manager. Update Manager PowerCLI includes numerous cmdlets and sample scripts.

This document contains the following information:

About VMware vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI

VMware vSphere 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 vSphere Update Manager.

Requirements

To use Update Manager PowerCLI 5.5, you need to have installed the following software:

  • .NET 2.0 Service Pack 1
  • VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.5

Update Manager PowerCLI 5.5 works only with Update Manager 5.5.

Update Manager PowerCLI 5.5 works only with PowerShell 2.0.

Supported Platforms

VMware vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI 5.5 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

Obtaining the Software

You can obtain VMware vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI 5.5 from the here.

Installing VMware vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI

VMware provides a single installer for Update Manager PowerCLI.

To install Update Manager PowerCLI

  1. Download and install vSphere PowerCLI from the VMware vSphere PowerCLI home page.
  2. Download Update Manager PowerCLI.
  3. Launch the Update Manager PowerCLI installer by double-clicking the executable file.
  4. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  5. Click Install to proceed with the installation.
  6. Click Finish to complete the installation process.

Known Issues

Update Manager PowerCLI 5.5 is known to have the following issues:

Attach-Baseline

    The text of the error message that appears when you try to attach a baseline to a non-existing entity is improper.

Update Manager PowerCLI cmdlet installer fails if the Windows folder is renamed

    If you try to run the Update Manager PowerCLI cmdlet installer on a system with a default Windows folder different than C:\Windows, the installation fails and you receive the following error message:
    Info 1721.There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action: VM_RegVumPlugin_Rollback.BED80AD6_657E_4C5B _A462_A727A41CDE1E, location: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI\, command: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\installutil.exe /u "VMware.VumAutomation.dll"
    The Update Manager PowerCLI cmdlet installer requires .NET components to be located in C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727.

    Workaround: Create a C:\Windows folder and copy the %windir%\Microsoft.NET folder into it.