Get-InitiatorPort

Gets one or more host bus adapter (HBA) initiator ports.

Syntax

Get-InitiatorPort
   [[-NodeAddress] <String[]>]
   [-ConnectionType <ConnectionType[]>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-InitiatorPort
   [-InstanceName <String[]>]
   [-ConnectionType <ConnectionType[]>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-InitiatorPort
   [-ObjectId <String[]>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-InitiatorPort
   [-VirtualDisk <CimInstance>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-InitiatorPort
   [-iSCSIConnection <CimInstance>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-InitiatorPort
   [-iSCSISession <CimInstance>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-InitiatorPort
   [-iSCSITarget <CimInstance>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-InitiatorPort cmdlet gets and displays host bus adapter (HBA) initiator ports, such as SAS, FibreChannel, and iSCSI ports. Typically used either for connection to an iSCSI target in the case of iSCSI, or for in the management of masking sets in the case of FibreChannel.

Examples

Example 1: Get all initiator ports

PS C:\>Get-InitiatorPort
InstanceName                  NodeAddress                   PortAddress                   ConnectionType 
------------                  -----------                   -----------                   -------------- 
ROOT\ISCSIPRT\0000_0          iqn.1991-05.com.contoso:...   ISCSI ANY PORT                iSCSI

This example gets all available initiator ports.

Example 2: Get all initiator ports, and filter the display

PS C:\>Get-InitiatorPort | Select-Object -Property NodeAddress,ConnectionType | Format-Table -AutoSize
NodeAddress                                                    ConnectionType 
-----------                                                    -------------- 
iqn.1991-05.com.microsoft:johnj99-pc2.contoso.com              iSCSI

This example gets all available initiator ports. selects only the NodeAddress and ConnectionType properties, and then displays this information.

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ConnectionType

Specifies the type of the connection. Acceptable values are: Other, FibreChannel, iSCSI, and SAS.

To specify a custom connection type, specify the Other value and specify a non-NULL value for the OtherConnectionTypeDescription property.

Type:ConnectionType[]
Parameter Sets:Other, FibreChannel, iSCSI, SAS
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InstanceName

Specifies the instance name of the initiator.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NodeAddress

Specifies the node address for the initiator.

Type:String[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ObjectId

Specifies the ObjectID of the initiator.

Type:String[]
Aliases:Id
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VirtualDisk

Specifies the VirtualDisk object for which you want to get the initiator port. Enter a VirtualDisk CIM object, which is exposed by the Get-VirtualDisk cmdlet.

Type:CimInstance
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-iSCSIConnection

Specifies the iSCSIConnection object for which you want to get the initiator port. Enter an iSCSIConnection CIM object, which is exposed by the Get-IscsiConnection cmdlet.

Type:CimInstance
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-iSCSISession

Specifies the iSCSISession object for which you want to get the initiator port. Enter an iSCSISession CIM object, which is exposed by the Get-IscsiSession cmdlet.

Type:CimInstance
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-iSCSITarget

Specifies the iSCSITarget object for which you want to get the initiator port. Enter an iSCSITarget CIM object, which is exposed by the Get-IscsiTarget cmdlet.

Type:CimInstance
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_IscsiConnection

You can pipe an iSCSIConnection object to the iSCSIConnection parameter.

Inputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_IscsiSession

You can pipe an iSCSISession object to the iSCSISession parameter.

Inputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_IscsiTarget

You can pipe an IscsiTarget object to the IscsiTarget parameter.

Inputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_VirtualDisk

You can pipe a VirtualDisk object to the VirtualDisk parameter.

Outputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_InitiatorPort

This cmdlet returns an object that represents the initiator port you specified.