Start Powershell as administrator and type the command below to check PS version:
If your PS version is 5.1 or higher you can directly download or update powershell modules from the shell. Create a folder named PowerCLI under C and run the command below. PowershellGet requires Nuget Provider. Type "Y" to accept.
Save-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Path c:\PowerCLI
You can see PowerCLI modules are downloaded under C:\PowerCLI folder. Now we need to install these modules into Powershell by running the command below. Type "Y" and hit enter.
Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI
After the installation of modules are completed, you can connect to vcenter by running the command below.
If you have problems while connecting to vi server, run the commands below
Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted Import-Module VMware.VimAutomation.core Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -InvalidCertificateAction Ignore
Now you can run PowerCLI scripts just like you run powershell scripts.