Before you can manage vSphere Auto Deploy with rules that you create with PowerCLI cmdlets, you must install PowerCLI.


  • Select a version of PowerCLI compatible with your version of ESXi by using the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix .
  • Check system requirements for the version of PowerCLI that you selected by using the Compatibility Matrix on the PowerCLI home page for the respective PowerCLI version.


What to do next

Configure the settings of your target hosts to prepare them for provisioning with vSphere Auto Deploy.