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PowerCLI Script used to Collect Host Logs

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I am attempting to run the following simple PowerCLI script to collect host logs.

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Connect-VIServer myviserver
$esx = Get-VMHost myhost
$log = Get-Log -Key “vmkernel” -VMhost $esx
$log.entries > c:\logs.txt


When I run the script an error message is generated.

It reports that the Connect-VIServer command is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet.

Any ideas why this error message in being presented.

Thanks,

Lipotech
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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You've not added the Snapin... or not running VMware vSphere PowerCLI, e.g just running Powershell.

try this at the start of your Script

Add-PSSnapin "VMware.VimAutomation.Core" | Out-Null

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