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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-Folder cmdlet. See example below:

# Retrieves the folder named Folder on the server with IP address

$server = Connect-VIServer -Server Get-Folder -Server $server -Name Folder

Step 2 : Run commands from the CRUD group

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

# Creates a new folder in a datacenter root.

New-Folder -Name "Folder1" -Location (Get-Datacenter)[0]
You can UPDATE objects by using Move-Folder cmdlet. See example below:

# Moves the "vmFolder" folder into another folder of the same type named "destinationVmFolder".

Get-Folder -Name "vmFolder" | Move-Folder -Destination "destinationVmFolder"
You can REMOVE objects by using Remove-Folder cmdlet. See example below:

# Removes a folder by name.

Remove-Folder -Folder "testFolder"

Step 3: Explore More Related Commands:

Set-Folder This cmdlet modifies the properties of the specified folder.