NetworkAdapter Category | Vmware PowerCLI Reference

Network Adapter 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-NetworkAdapter cmdlet. See example below:

# Retrieves the network adapters added to the the MyVM virtual machine.

Get-NetworkAdapter -VM MyVM

Step 2 : Run commands from the CRUD group

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

# Create a virtual network adapter with the specified parameters.

Get-VM VM | New-NetworkAdapter -NetworkName "VM Network" -MacAddress '00:50:56:a1:00:00' -WakeOnLan -StartConnected -Type EnhancedVmxnet
You can UPDATE objects by using Set-NetworkAdapter cmdlet. See example below:

# Configures the Mac address and the WakeOnLan setting of a virtual network adapter.

Get-VM VM | Get-NetworkAdapter | Set-NetworkAdapter -MacAddress '00:50:56:a1:00:00' -WakeOnLan:$true
You can REMOVE objects by using Remove-NetworkAdapter cmdlet. See example below:

# Removes the network adapter of the VM virtual machine.

$nic = Get-NetworkAdapter -VM VM Remove-NetworkAdapter -NetworkAdapter $nic