Get-StorageFirmwareInformation

Gets information about firmware on a storage object.

Syntax

Get-StorageFirmwareInformation
   [-FriendlyName] <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-StorageFirmwareInformation
   -UniqueId <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-StorageFirmwareInformation
   -InputObject <CimInstance[]>
   [-CimSession <CimSession>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-StorageFirmwareInformation cmdlet gets information about firmware on storage objects. On Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) devices, it lists the number of firmware slots, the active firmware image, and slots that are writeable.

Examples

Example 1: Get firmware information for physical disks

PS C:\>Get-PhysicalDisk | Get-StorageFirmwareInformation

This command uses the Get-PhysicalDisk cmdlet to get all physical disks in the system, and uses the pipeline operator to pass them to Get-StorageFirmwareInformation to get the firmware information for each disk.

Required Parameters

-FriendlyName
Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Specifies the input object that is used in a pipeline command.

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

Specifies an ID used to uniquely identify a Disk object in the system. The ID persists through restarts.

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

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

Outputs

Boolean, UInt8, UInt8[], Boolean[], String[], String

This cmdlet returns the following firmware information for a storage object:

  • SupportsUpdate. Indicates whether the device is capable of a Windows-compliant firmware update process.
  • NumberOfSlots. The number of firmware slots the device has.
  • ActiveSlotId. Identifies the slot id that corresponds to the slot containing the currently active firmware image.
  • SlotId[] - Array listing all slot IDs.
  • IsSlotWritable[]. Indicates if a firmware image can be downloaded to the slot represented by the ID in the SlotId[] array at the corresponding index.
  • FirmwareVersionInSlot[]. Array showing the firmware revision in each slot.
  • Extended Status. Error information from the storage provider.

Notes

  • This cmdlet is currently limited to use on PhysicalDisk objects.