VMware vSphere PowerCLI version 4.1 Update 1 released

VMware has released PowerCLI 4.1 Update 1 build 332441. This release of vSphere PowerCLI 4.1 Update 1 introduces the following new capabilities:

    * Using the ESX CLI and ESX Top features of VMware vSphere. (experimental)
    * Working with distributed switches and distributed switch port groups.
    * Supporting SCSI controllers.
    * Querying and modifying vCenter Server alarms.
    * Managing advanced vCenter Server settings and Cluster HA advanced options.
    * Waiting for VMware Tools of the specified virtual machines to load.
    * Querying information about disk and disk partitions of hosts.
    * Formatting host disk partitions.
    * Querying the primary HA cluster nodes.
    * Zeroing out virtual machine hard disks.

In addition, the following changes were made in PowerCLI 4.1 Update 1:

    * The DeleteFromDisk parameter of the Remove-VM, Remove-Folder, Remove-HardDisk, Remove-Template, and Remove-VApp cmdlets is now renamed to DeletePermanently.
    * The Set-VMGuestRoute cmdlet was removed for usability and stability reasons. Instead of modifying a route, you can create a new route and delete the old one.

The complete PowerCLI changelog can be found here and can be downloaded from this link.

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