Just before all the buzz started from VMworld (such as the vSphere 6.5 release), the VMware fling team dropped a huge release. The first version of PowerCLI for OS X and Linux is available!
PowerCLI – Current State
While this is a fling, a lot of work has gone into making the proper cmdlets available for your everyday vSphere management duties. But there’s still a lot of work to be done. The comparison table between the PowerCLI version for Windows and the fling that has just been released is below:
This is the beginning of an awesome cross-platform experience for vSphere admins using PowerShell to manage their environment. Download the fling here and provide feedback for the fling team so they can work on the official release supporting all cmdlets you need to do your thing.
The instructions do a good job explaining how to install PowerCLI Core on your OS X and Linux machine, but there is a video walk-through for Linux as well, if you want a step-by-step tutorial: