3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2013 6:24 AM by goodrum RSS

Unable to load VMware Poweshell Snapin

calori NetApp Employee Novice
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Hi All,


I installed the WFA version and now I am facing some problems to create the datasource to connect in vCenter.

I inserted the hostname, username, password, database (VIM_VCDB), but when I try to acquire the data I am receiving the error "Unable to load VMware Poweshell Snapin"


Does anybody know how to solve this problem ?


Thanks in advance,


Vinicius Calori

Systems Engineer @ Brazil

  • Re: Unable to load VMware Poweshell Snapin
    Yaron Haimsohn NetApp Employee Kart Racer
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    Did you install the PowerCli package from VMware?

    It is not installed by default, as stated in the installation guide.




    WFA Team

    • Re: Unable to load VMware Poweshell Snapin
      mferris NetApp Employee CertifiedPlus Novice
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      I loaded the PowerCli Package on the WFA server and still get the same result. I can launch PowerCli, so I know it's working.

      Is there some other step to perform to make sure this is working for WFA and vCenter?

      • Re: Unable to load VMware Poweshell Snapin
        goodrum NetApp Employee Cyclist
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        Are you running PowerCLI 5.1 build 1012425?  This was a bug in their Environment script which is what is being called by WFA.  Also, make sure that you enable "Set-ExecutionPolicy –ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned" in your PowerCli window


        Steps to fix issue with build 1012425

        1. Navigate to the following directory path on the WFA server  -- "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI\Scripts\"
        2. Right Click the file named - Initialize-PowerCLIEnvironment.ps1 and select properties.
        3. Remove the ReadOnly flag and hit ok
        4. Edit the file named - Initialize-PowerCLIEnvironment.ps1
        5. Remove line # 9 - "$version = Get-PowerCLIVersion". This command will never run fails WFA every time.
        6. Save the file



        Jeremy Goodrum, NetApp

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