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Installing the Module

Verify that your system has a supported edition and version of PowerShell installed.

For environments connected to the Internet, you can install the module dependencies from the PowerShell Gallery by running the following commands in the PowerShell console:

Set-PSRepository -Name PSGallery -InstallationPolicy Trusted
Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -MinimumVersion 13.2.1 -Repository PSGallery -AllUsers
Install-Module -Name VMware.vSphere.SsoAdmin -MinimumVersion 1.3.9 -Repository PSGallery -AllUsers
Install-Module -Name PowerVCF -MinimumVersion 2.4.1 -Repository PSGallery -AllUsers
Install-Module -Name ImportExcel -MinimumVersion 7.8.5 -Repository PSGallery -AllUsers
Install-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -MinimumVersion 2.10.0 -Repository PSGallery -AllUsers

Import the modules before proceeding:

For example:

Import-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI
Import-Module -Name VMware.vSphere.SsoAdmin
Import-Module -Name PowerVCF
Import-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions
Import-Module -Name ImportExcel

For environments disconnected from the Internet (e.g., dark-site, air-gapped), you can save the module dependencies from the PowerShell Gallery by running the following commands in the PowerShell console:

From a system with an Internet connection, save the module dependencies from the PowerShell Gallery by running the following commands in the PowerShell console:

Import-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Path F:\Module\ -Repository PSGallery
Import-Module -Name VMware.vSphere.SsoAdmin -Path F:\Module\ -Repository PSGallery
Import-Module -Name PowerVCF -Path F:\Module\ -Repository PSGallery
Import-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -Path F:\Module\ -Repository PSGallery
Import-Module -Name ImportExcel -Path F:\Module\ -Repository PSGallery

From the system with the Internet connection, copy the module dependencies to a target system by running the following commands in the PowerShell console:

Copy-Item -Path F:\Module\* -Destination '\\<destination_host>\C$\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\' -Recurse

On the target system, import the module dependencies by running the following commands in the PowerShell console:

Import-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI
Import-Module -Name VMware.vSphere.SsoAdmin
Import-Module -Name PowerVCF
Import-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions
Import-Module -Name ImportExcel

Prerequisite for module install on Linux Machine

mkdir /home/modules

From a system with an Internet connection, save the module dependencies from the PowerShell Gallery by running the following commands in the PowerShell console:

Save-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Path /home/modules -Repository PSGallery
Save-Module -Name VMware.vSphere.SsoAdmin -Path /home/modules -Repository PSGallery
Save-Module -Name PowerVCF -Path /home/modules -Repository PSGallery
Save-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -Path /home/modules -Repository PSGallery
Save-Module -Name ImportExcel -Path /home/modules -Repository PSGallery

From the system with an Internet connection, copy the module dependencies to a target system by running the following commands in the PowerShell console:

scp -r /home/modules/* username@remote_host:/home/lab/.local/share/powershell/Modules/

On the target system, import the module dependencies by running the following commands in the PowerShell console:

Import-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI
Import-Module -Name VMware.vSphere.SsoAdmin
Import-Module -Name PowerVCF
Import-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions
Import-Module -Name ImportExcel

To verify the correct versions of the supporting modules are installed, run the following command in the PowerShell console.

Test-PowerValidatedSolutionsPrereq

Once installed, any cmdlets associated with PowerValidatedSolutions and the supporting PowerShell modules will be available for use.

To view the cmdlets for available in the module, run the following command in the PowerShell console.

Get-Command -Module PowerValidatedSolutions

To view the help for any cmdlet, run the Get-Help command in the PowerShell console.

For example:

Get-Help -Name <cmdlet-name>
Get-Help -Name <cmdlet-name> -Examples
Get-Help -Name <cmdlet-name> -Full