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Review module VMware.PowerCLI so it acts as a normal PowerShell module

The VMware.PowerCLI module undoubtedly serves a purpose, in that it allows one to update all PowerCLI modules by just doing

Update-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI

But there are a number of side-effects that are quite annoying and unique to the PowerCLI modules.

- It displays this welcome message as I already mentioned in PCLI-I-164 on a first module load

- It loads ALL PowerCLI modules when one does a simple Get-Module -ListAvailable, which is definitely not standard behavior for a PowerShell module.

Both of these 'features' are really annoying in a build pipeline or any other form of automation.

  • Luc Dekens
  • Feb 27 2020
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