In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PowerShell on CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, PowerShell Core is a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, and macOS) automation and configuration tool/framework that works well with your existing tools and is optimized for dealing with structured data (e.g. JSON, CSV, XML, etc.), REST APIs, and object models. It includes a command-line shell, an associated scripting language, and a framework for processing cmdlets.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step install PowerShell Microsoft on CentOS 7.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install PowerShell on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum clean all yum -y install epel-release yum -y update
Step 2. Installing PowerShell on CentOS 7.
Method 1. Install PowerShell from the Microsoft repository.
PowerShell Core for Linux is published to official Microsoft repositories for easy installation:
curl https://packages.microsoft.com/config/rhel/7/prod.repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/microsoft.repo
Install PowerShell using the following command:
sudo yum install -y powershell
Method 2. Install PowerShell via RPM packages.
Install PowerShell using RPM package:
yum install https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v6.0.0/powershell-6.0.0-1.rhel.7.x86_64.rpm
Then execute the following in the terminal:
sudo yum install powershell-6.0.0-1.rhel.7.x86_64.rpm
PowerShell is installed, launch it with the help of the following command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed PowerShell. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PowerShell Microsoft on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PowerShell website.