View on GitHub


A Powershell module for NSX for vSphere


PowerNSX is a PowerShell module that abstracts the VMware NSX API to a set of easily used PowerShell functions.

This module is not supported by VMware, and comes with no warranties express or implied. Please test and validate its functionality before using in a production environment.

It aims to focus on exposing New, Update, Remove and Get operations for all key NSX functions as well as adding additional functionality to extend the capabilities of NSX management beyond the native UI or API.

PowerNSX works closely with VMware PowerCLI, and PowerCLI users will feel quickly at home using PowerNSX. Together these tools provide a comprehensive command line environment for managing your VMware NSX for vSphere environments.

PowerNSX is still a work in progress, and it is unlikely that it will ever expose 100% of the NSX API. Feature requests are welcome via the issues tracker on the projects github page.

PowerNSX functionality covers the following key areas:

Contribution Guidelines

Contribution and feature requests are more than welcome, please use the following methods:

Authors and Contributors

Nick Bradford is the primary author of PowerNSX. He is supported by a ragtag bunch of misfits at VMware. If you want to contribute please have a look at the Issues page to see what is planned, requires triage, and to get started.

Support or Contact

PowerNSX is an opensource project, and as such is not supported by VMware. Please feel free reach out to the team via the Issues page.


PowerNSX is licensed under GPL v2

Copyright © 2015 VMware, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTIBILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License version 2 for more details.

You should have received a copy of the General Public License version 2 along with this program. If not, see

The full text of the General Public License 2.0 is provided in the COPYING file. Some files may be comprised of various open source software components, each of which has its own license that is located in the source code of the respective component.”