How To Install PowerShell on CentOS 7

Install PowerShell on CentOS 7

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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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

Start 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.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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