Creating a PSDrive to browse your inventory

Creating a PSDrive to browse your inventory

(I can't take credit for this, I'm just formatting and publishing instructions received from VMware.)

  1. Establish a connection to your the server using the Connect-VIServer command:

    Connect-VIServer -Server

    for example,

    Connect-VIServer -Server

    When prompted, provide the administrator's username and password to authenticate access on the server.

  2. Get the root folder of the server:

    $root = Get-Folder -NoRecursion

  3. Create a PowerShell drive named VI, based on the server root folder. You can use the built-in New-psDrive cmdlet.

    New-PSDrive -Location $root -Name vi -PSProvider VimInventory -Root '\'

    In this release, a single backslash is the required value for the -Root parameter.

  4. Access the new drive by typing the following command:

    cd vi:

    To list the drive content, use Get-ChildItem or its alias Dir.

  5. Navigate through your server inventory using the cd command with the full path to the host. For a fictional VI inventory it may looks like the following:

    cd Folder01\DataCenter01\host\Web\LiveHost01

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