Installing PowerShell, PowerCLI and Visual Studio Code (VS Code) on Mac
If you don't know, I happen to be an Apple ecosystem user, iPhone, Mac, Ipad, AppleTV, Homepod I have them all, but I use Powershell, PowerCLI and Visual Studio code a lot in my day job. Thankfully now its easy just to install them on my Mac, no Windows required.
This is pretty easy to do using brew right in Terminal, I found the MS Guide for this skipped a step, but included the link here so you check the official page and can tell I'm not trying to install some nefarious code.
Open Terminal and run the following to install Brew. FYI you will probably need to enter your password a couple of times through this whole process.
Now powershell is installed everything gets easier at the same terminal prompt.
#switch to powershell pwsh #trust PSGallery Repos Set-PSRepository -Name 'PSGallery' -InstallationPolicy Trusted #Install PowerCLI Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser #set the CEIP so you don't get annoying messages, use $true or $false Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -Scope User -ParticipateInCEIP $true
Installing Visual Studio Code
You can do this by downloading from the web here or by using brew again.
To update these when new version of brew and powershell are released, you can do the following from PowerShell :
Setup Visual Studio Code
Usually I select the sync setting option, log in with my github account and it installs all my extensions for me.
- Winter is Coming Color Theme (Dark Blue) - John Papa
- Jupyter (Intellsense for VS Code) - Microsoft
- Powershell - Microsoft
- Pylance (Python for VS Code) - Microsoft
- Python (IntelliSense for Python) -Microsoft
- HTML CSS Support - Ecmel
- Color Highlight (Highlights web colors in code) -Sergii N