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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-View cmdlet. See example below:

# Gets the VM virtual machine using a filter by name, populates the view object and retrieves the runtime information.

$vm = Get-View -ViewType VirtualMachine -Filter @{"Name" = "VM"} $vmhostView = Get-View -ID $vm.Runtime.Host $vmhostView.Summary.Runtime