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Get-VMBios

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 3/8/2017

SYNOPSIS

Gets the BIOS of a virtual machine or snapshot.

SYNTAX

VMName (Default)

Get-VMBios [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ComputerName <String[]>] [-Credential <PSCredential[]>]
 [-VMName] <String[]> [<CommonParameters>]

VMObject

Get-VMBios [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]> [<CommonParameters>]

VMSnapshot

Get-VMBios [-VMSnapshot] <VMSnapshot> [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Get-VMBios cmdlet gets the BIOS of a virtual machine or snapshot. Note: This cmdlet does not operate with Generation 2 virtual machine. If attempted, the cmdlet throws an error.

EXAMPLES

Example 1

PS C:\> Get-VMBios TestVM

Gets the BIOS object for virtual machine TestVM.

PARAMETERS

-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type: CimSession[]
Parameter Sets: VMName
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ComputerName

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts on which the BIOS of a virtual machine or snapshot is 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.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: VMName
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Credential

Specifies one or more user accounts that have permission to perform this action. The default is the current user.

Type: PSCredential[]
Parameter Sets: VMName
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-VM

Specifies the virtual machine whose BIOS is to be retrieved.

Type: VirtualMachine[]
Parameter Sets: VMObject
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-VMName

Specifies the name of the virtual machine whose BIOS is to be retrieved.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: VMName
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-VMSnapshot

Specifies the virtual machine snapshot whose BIOS is to be retrieved.

Type: VMSnapshot
Parameter Sets: VMSnapshot
Aliases: VMCheckpoint

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

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

INPUTS

OUTPUTS

Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.Bios

NOTES

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