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Welcome to PowervRA

PowervRA is a PowerShell module built on top of the services exposed by the vRealize Automation REST API.

Note: this module is a community project and is not in any way supported by VMware.


vRealize Automation

PowervRA 4.x and above is only compatible with vRA 8.x and the Cloud version. The API was completely changed after vRA 7.x and PowervRA has been re-written to support that going forward.
PowervRA 6.x is only compatible with vRA 8.12 and up

Version Tested
Cloud API: 2019-01-15

For vRA versions prior to 8.0 / Cloud, the following are supported when using PowervRA release 3.x, currently 3.7.0. To install that version from the PowerShell Gallery use:

Install-Module -Name PowervRA -RequiredVersion 3.7.0 -Scope CurrentUser
Version Tested
  • Support for 6.2.4 is limited given API restrictions. Functions which don't support 6.2.4 will exit early and cleanly.

PowerShell Editions

Edition Version Tested
PowerShell 7, 6.2.4
Windows PowerShell 5.1

Breaking Changes

Listed here are the breaking changes made which required the major version to be incremented

PowervRA Version Breaking Change
5.x -> 6.x Switched to URL /csp/gateway/am/api/login?access_token for Connect-vRAServer required in vRA 8.12
4.x -> 5.x Removed UserAttribute Parameter from Connect-vRAServer
3.x -> 4.x Re-written module to work with new vRA 8.x and Cloud API


You can grab the latest version of the module from the PowerShell Gallery by running the following command:

Install-Module -Name PowervRA -Scope CurrentUser

For vRA 7.x and earlier compatibilty, be sure to use the latest 3.x version of PowervRA, currently 3.7.0:

Install-Module -Name PowervRA -RequiredVersion 3.7.0 -Scope CurrentUser

Quick Start

PowervRA 4.x, 5.x

Once you have installed and imported PowervRA, use Connect-vRAServer to connect to your vRA instance:

vRA 8 On-Premises

Connect-vRAServer -Server vraappliance01.domain.local -Credential (Get-Credential)

If your instance has a self signed certificate you must use the IgnoreCertRequirements switch:

Connect-vRAServer -Server vraappliance01.domain.local -Credential (Get-Credential) -IgnoreCertRequirements

vRA Cloud

Connect-vRAServer -Server -APIToken 'CuIKrjQgI6htiyRgIyd0ZtQM91fqg6AQyQhwPFJYgzBsaIKxKcWHLAGk81kknulQ'

PowervRA 3.x

Connect-vRAServer -Server vra.corp.local -Tenant tenant01 -Credential (Get-Credential)

If your instance has a self signed certificate you must use the IgnoreCertRequirements switch:

Connect-vRAServer -Server vra.corp.local -Tenant tenant01 -Credential (Get-Credential) -IgnoreCertRequirements

Running Locally

When developing, use the provided build script and import the module that is inside the Release directory.

You do not have to manually edit src\PowervRA.psd1 when adding new functions

# --- Run the build script

# --- Import release module
Import-Module .\Release\PowervRA\PowervRA.psd1 -Force

The default build will run some quick tests to catch any errors before you push your changes.


Documentation for each command can be viewed with Get-Help, e.g.:

Get-Help Get-vRACloudAccount

or online here.