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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-PowerCLIContext cmdlet. See example below:

# Retrieves the current VMware PowerCLI context into the $context variable.

$context = Get-PowerCLIContext

Step 2 : Run commands from the CRUD group

You can UPDATE objects by using Use-PowerCLIContext cmdlet. See example below:

# Initializes the current PowerShell runspace with the $context execution context.

Use-PowerCLIContext -PowerCLIContext $context

Step 3: Explore More Related Commands:

Get-PowerCLIConfiguration This cmdlet retrieves the VMware PowerCLI proxy configuration and default servers policy.
Get-PowerCLIVersion This cmdlet retrieves the versions of the installed PowerCLI snapins.
Set-PowerCLIConfiguration This cmdlet modifies the VMware PowerCLI configuration.