When you install VMware Update Manager Update 2 on your Virtual Center Server and then you install the plugin from your VI Client ánd you have the VI Toolkit installed, you have the option to install the Powershell extensions for Update Manager. They are still in beta though, so only use them on your testing environment.

You have to load the extensions in order to be able to use them. This is how:

Add-PSSnapIn VMware.VumAutomation

In order to list all new cmdlets in this snapin, try this:

Get-Command -PSSnapIn VMware.VumAutomation

That should get you on your way of exploring this great addition to the VI Toolkit. Here’s a nice one-liner to keep you busy:

(Get-Compliance (Get-VMHost (Read-Host “ESX Server”))).NotCompliantUpdates

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Getting Started with the VMware Update Manager Powershell Snap-In

  1. Steve says:

    Good Afternoon:

    How do I obtain the VMware.VumAutomation
    snapin ?
    Can you send me the link ?

    Thanks

    \S

  2. admin says:

    1. Download VMware Update Manager Update 2 from VMware.com
    2. Install it on your Virtual Center Server
    3. Connect with your VI Client on a pc with VI Toolkit installed
    4. Install the Update Manager plugin from the VI Client Plugins Menu
    5. The installation wizard will ask whether you want to install the snap-in.
    Enjoy!

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