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Get-VMSwitch

Published: August 15, 2012

Updated: September 5, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Get-VMSwitch

Gets virtual switches from one or more virtual Hyper-V hosts.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Name
Get-VMSwitch [[-Name] <String> ] [[-ResourcePoolName] <String[]> ] [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [-SwitchType <VMSwitchType[]> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Id
Get-VMSwitch [[-Id] <Guid[]> ] [[-ResourcePoolName] <String[]> ] [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [-SwitchType <VMSwitchType[]> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Get-VMSwitch gets the virtual switches from a Hyper-V host. If you specify no parameters, this cmdlet returns all virtual switches from the local Hyper-V host.

Parameters

-ComputerName<String[]>

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts from which virtual switches are to be retrieved. NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully-qualified domain names are allowable. The default is the local computer — use “localhost” or a dot (“.”) to specify the local computer explicitly.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

.

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Id<Guid[]>

Specifies the unique identifier of the virtual switch to be retrieved.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the name of the virtual switch to be retrieved.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

true

-ResourcePoolName<String[]>

Specifies the resource pool from which the virtual switches are to be retrieved.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

true

-SwitchType<VMSwitchType[]>

Specifies the type of the virtual switches to be retrieved. Allowed values are External, Internal, and Private.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

true

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.Virtualization.Powershell.EthernetSwitch

Examples

Example 1

Gets all virtual switches from the local Hyper-V host.


PS C:\> Get-VMSwitch

Example 2

Gets all virtual switches that connect to the external network.


PS C:\> Get-VMSwitch –SwitchType External

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