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NAME
Get-Inventory

SYNOPSIS
Retrieves the inventory items available on a vSphere server.

SYNTAX
Get-Inventory [-Location ] [[-Name] ] [-Id ] [-NoRecursion] [-Server >] []


DESCRIPTION
Retrieves the inventory items available on a vSphere server. The cmdlet returns a set of inventory items that corre
spond to the filter criteria specified by the provided parameters. To specify a server different from the default o
ne, use the -Server parameter.


PARAMETERS
-Location
Specify vSphere container objects (such as folders, datacenters, and clusters) you want to search for inventory
items.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters? true

-Name
Specify the names of the inventory objects you want to retrieve.

Required? false
Position? 1
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? true

-Id
Specify the IDs of the inventory objects you want to retrieve.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? true

-NoRecursion
Indicate that you want to disable the recursive behavior of the command.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

-Server
Specify the vSphere servers on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is given to this parameter, the co
mmand runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-V
IServer.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? true


This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,
ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,
OutBuffer and OutVariable. For more information, type,
"get-help about_commonparameters".

INPUTS



OUTPUTS
VIObject


NOTES




-------------- Example 1 --------------

C:\PS>Get-Inventory -Location Datacenter -Name *Pool


Retrieves all inventory items in the Datacenter datacenter, whose names end with "Pool".






RELATED LINKS
Online version: http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/PowerCLI/PowerCLI501/html/Get-Inventory.html
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