Installing vCLI on Linux

This relates to VMware-vSphere-CLI-6.7.0-8156551 which you will need to down load from the VMware website here. In both examples below, you will need to first download this file and copy it to the device you want to install it on.

Arch Linux / Manjaro i3

First clone the vmware-vcli package from the AUR.

[andy@x260 ~]$ pamac clone vmware-vcli

And then copy the downloaded package (VMwaVMware-vSphere-CLI-6.7.0-8156551.x86_64.tar.gz) to the build directory.

[andy@x260 ~]$ cp -v ~/VMwaVMware-vSphere-CLI-6.7.0-8156551.x86_64.tar.gz /var/tmp/pamac-build-$USER/vmware-vcli/

Finally run:

[andy@x260 ~]$ pamac build vmware-vcli

Ubuntu 18.04

Install the following dependencies.

root@ubuntu:~# apt install perl-doc libxml-libxml-perl uuid uuid-dev libcrypt-ssleay-perl libtext-template-perl libuuid-perl libio-socket-inet6-perl libnet-inet6glue-perl libpath-class-perl libarchive-zip-perl

Assuming you already have the vCLI software, VMware-vSphere-CLI-6.7.0-8156551.x86_64.tar.gz in my case.

root@ubuntu:~# tar -xvzf VMware-vSphere-CLI-6.7.0-8156551.x86_64.tar.gz
root@ubuntu:~# cd vmware-vsphere-cli-distrib/
root@ubuntu:~/vmware-vsphere-cli-distrib# ./

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