How to Download VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface (vSphere CLI)

The vSphere Command-Line Interface (vSphere CLI) command set allows you to run common system administration commands against ESX/ESXi systems from any machine with network access to those systems. vSphere CLI provides a set of commands that you use to manage, configure, and automate administrative activities for ESXi and your vSphere virtual environment. It’s includes the ESXCLI command set, vicfg- commands, and some other commands. This are the current version of the vSphere CLI at the time this post is written.

Version: 5.0
Release Date: 8/24/2011
Target Platform: ESXi 5.0, ESX 4.x, vCenter 4.x and later, VMware Infrastructure 3.5 u2 and later

To install vSphere CLI version 5.0 on your workstation, please follow the steps :

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1. Browse to ESXi 5.0 server’s ip address. As example,,
Under For Administrator –> vSphere Remote Command Line, Click “Download Windows Installer(exe)“. This vSphere CLI installer is for windows operating system platform such as Windows 7 and Windows XP :

2. Click Download to proceed :

3. If you have registered to, please login, otherwise register it for free :

4. Please select download option either using Download manager or use web browser. Recommended way is to use Download manager as i may faster than usual. By the way, I have use web browser :

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5. Wait for downloading.

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