Adding a single vib to software depot using powercli

By | 23rd August 2014

Use the following -PackageURL command to add a single vib to software Depot.

Once it added we can add it to the Image Profile

>Get-ESXsoftwarePackage –PackageURL <url of the vib>

e.g.

Following example I am adding the tools for ESXVMs(nested ESX) – It is available as a fling in https://labs.vmware.com/flings

>>Get-EsxSoftwarePackage -PackageUrl http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/esxi_tools_for_guests/esx-tools-for-esxi-9.7.1-0.0.00000.i386.vib

Name Version Vendor Creation Date
—- ——- —— ————
esx-tools-for-esxi 9.7.1-0.0.00000 VMware 3/27/2014…

Query if the software package has been added.

>>Get-EsxSoftwarePackage | Select-String esx-tools*

esx-tools-for-esxi 9.7.1-0.0.00000

 

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