DeployRule Category | Vmware PowerCLI Reference

Deploy Rule Category

Cmdlets are usually implemented around resource operations. The four basic operations are CREATE, READ, UPDATE and DELETE. This set of operations is known as CRUD. Most of the cmdlets support CRUD which are respectively cmdlets that start with the New/Get/Set/Remove cmdlet verbs but they also may have additional operations

Step 1: Retrieve a object by running a Get command

You can READ objects by using Get-DeployRule cmdlet. See example below:


C:\PS&#62 $rule = Get-DeployRule "testrule"

Step 2 : Run commands from the CRUD group

You can CREATE objects by using New-DeployRule cmdlet. See example below:

# Create a rule that places all hosts in the folder named "NewHosts".

C:\PS&#62 $rule = New-DeployRule -Name "defaultFolder" -Item "NewHosts" -AllHosts
You can UPDATE objects by using Add-DeployRule cmdlet. See example below:

# Get a rule named "testrule" and add it to the end of the rule set.

C:\PS&#62 Get-DeployRule "testrule" | Add-DeployRule
You can REMOVE objects by using Remove-DeployRule cmdlet. See example below:


C:\PS&#62 Get-DeployRule "testrule" | Remove-DeployRule

Step 3: Explore More Related Commands:

Copy-DeployRule Clones an existing rule.
Get-DeployRuleSet Gets the current working rule set or the current active rule set.
Repair-DeployRuleSetCompliance Remediate any non-compliant associations discovered by Test-DeployRuleSetCompliance
Set-DeployRule Updates an existing rule.
Set-DeployRuleSet Sets the list of rules in the working rule set.
Test-DeployRuleSetCompliance Checks whether hosts are compliant with rules.