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Simplify the Module name/Structure

I have PowerCLI 6.5.2 installed and have the following folders in my modulepath:












Modules like VMware.VimAutomation.Common export zero commands.This is cumbersome when writing scripts to add each of these to my #requires statements. Maybe break these up by discipline that you would/could install separately?


E.g. PowerCLI.vCenter

E.g. PowerCLI.vRops

E.g PowerCLI.HorizonView

  • Brandon Lundt
  • Aug 31 2017
  • Will not implement
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  • Deleted User commented
    31 May, 2018 02:10pm

    Although there are no exported cmdlets in some modules, they function as libs for multiple modules. Because of this, they need to be separate. These lib modules never need to be imported, as they are automatically imported from their dependent module.

  • Brandon Lundt commented
    5 Sep, 2017 02:09pm

    @Luc Dekens

    Yes that would fit the bill.

  • Luc Dekens commented
    1 Sep, 2017 04:30pm

    Doesn't a '#requires VMware.PowerCLI', and module auto-loading fit the bill?

  • Steve Kaplan commented
    1 Sep, 2017 12:44am

    I'd also like to that that it'd be helpful if versioning was more..... consistent. I know there's times where a particular module may not be getting any TLC because nothing really changed, but... it'd be handy dandy if I didn't have to guess if what's in PowerCLI Gallery was actually accurate with what's on my local machine....