Before you can run Auto Deploy cmdlets to create and modify the rules and rule sets that govern Auto Deploy behavior, you must install vSphere PowerCLI and all prerequisite software. The Auto Deploy cmdlets are included with the PowerCLI installation.

About this task

You install vSphere PowerCLI and prerequisite software on a Microsoft Windows system. See the Microsoft Web site for information about installing the Microsoft software. See the vSphere PowerCLI Installation Guide for detailed instructions for PowerCLI installation.

Procedure

  1. Verify that Microsoft .NET 2.0 is installed, or install it from the Microsoft Web site following the instructions on that Web site.
  2. Verify that Microsoft Powershell 2.0 is installed, or install it from the Microsoft Web site following the instructions on that Web site.
  3. Install vSphere vSphere PowerCLI, which includes the Auto Deploy cmdlets.

What to do next

Review Using Auto Deploy Cmdlets. If you are new to PowerCLI, read the PowerCLI documentation.

Use Auto Deploy cmdlets and other PowerCLI cmdlets and PowerShell cmdlets to manage Auto Deploy rules and rule sets. Use Get-Help <cmdlet_name> at any time for command-line help.