Have you ever wondered why VMware released new Versions of ESXi, vCenter, vSAN - but no updated version for the PowerCLI installer?

The answer is simple: you do not need an installer anymore!

PowerCLI is now hosted in the PowerShell Gallery, which makes installations and upgrades a lot easier:

Installation (with InternetConnection)

Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI –Scope CurrentUser

Update (with InternetConnection)

Update-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI –Verbose

for Offline Installation and Examples have a look at blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2017/04/powercli-install-process-powershell-gallery.html

If you already installed the old installer based version, you have to uninstall the old version first, as the Install-Module does not uninstall the installer-based version