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 :
1. Browse to ESXi 5.0 server’s ip address. As example, http://192.168.1.50,
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 vmware.com, 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 :
5. Wait for downloading.