PowerCLI C:\> $a|Get-VIObjectByVIView
Get-VIObjectByVIView : 10/30/2012 12:57:46 PM Get-VIObjectByVIView Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.0.1 build 581491
I think that this has worked previously 😕
PowerCLI C:\> $a.moref|Get-VIObjectByVIView
Name PowerState Num CPUs Memory (MB)
---- ---------- -------- -----------
testvm PoweredOff 1 4096
When i pass moref directly to get-viobjectbyview then it executes without error. from help :
Specify the managed object ID, obtained from a property of another mana
ged object or a view.
Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters? false
From other help:
-- ByValue: Parameters that accept input "by value" can accept piped objects that have the same .NET type as their parameter value or objects that can be converted to that type. For example, the Name parameter of Start-Service accepts pipeline input by value. It can accept string objects or objects that can be converted to strings.
So i thought it should discover the moref by itself , or i am thinking in wrong way?
Can somebody check if it works on different powercli versions ?
A friend of mine told me that it works for him , he runs this version:
Just had another info from other friend, he was using the same powercli version as i. He also gets the same error. I think it's time to update powercli in that case