PowerShell is everywhere, and for administrators, it's one of the key pieces of new knowledge that must be obtained. Mark Minasi said it best at IT/Dev Connections 2013 when he simply said, "You must learn PowerShell." I think we probably repeated the statement 50 times through the week of the conference.

(P.S. You'll be able to see Mark speak again at IT/Dev Connections 2014)

HP has released version 1.1 of the company's own PowerShell cmdlets for ProLiant server hardware. The revision change brings 5 new cmdlets, IPv6 support, performance improvements with reduced code size, and bugs fixes.

The HP Scripting Tools for Windows PowerShell includes a set of PowerShell cmdlets that provide configuration management for HP hardware. This release provides a set of cmdlets for managing and configuring HP iLO 3 and iLO 4 using PowerShell scripts. It provides a native PowerShell interface that simplifies writing scripts. These cmdlets provide out-of-band automation from a Windows Management workstation directly to iLO systems.

The download starts here: HP Scripting Tools for Windows PowerShell

Fortunately, the PowerShell download does not fall under HP's recent support change announcement, so the download is freely accessible.

There are separate downloads for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows and 8.1, and additionally for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.