Announcing End of Life of vSphere CLI package in vSphere 7.0
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Announcing End of Life of vSphere CLI package in vSphere 7.0


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VMware vSphere ESXi


  • vSphere CLI (vCLI) is a composite package of tools and libraries. We need to modernize our packaging to individual tool installers, and move more toward API centric tools.
  • Starting with vSphere 7.0, vSphere CLI package will not be released and it will be end of life, but all existing capabilities of vSphere CLI will be supported with more API centric tools such as esxcli and Perl SDK.


VMware vSphere ESXi 7.0.0
VMware vSphere 7.0.x


You can download esxcli and/or Perl SDK as separate packages. Vicfg scripts shipped with the vCLI package will no longer be available in the future vSphere releases.


Allows for remote management of ESXi hosts using the ESXCLI command set. You can download the esxcli tool compatible with vSphere 7.0 from VMware Code page.

Perl SDK

Provides an easy-to-use Perl scripting interface to the vSphere API. Administrators and developers can work with vSphere API objects using vSphere SDK for Perl.You can download this tool compatible with vSphere 7.0 from the VMware Code page.


A command-line utility or tool that runs on linux and provides a detailed look at how ESXi uses resources in real time. You can download this tool from the VMware Code Page.