Read-SCGuestInfo

Retrieves the value associated with a key in a guest operating system.

Syntax

Read-SCGuestInfo
    [-VM] <VM>
    -KvpMap <Hashtable>
    [<CommonParameters>]
Read-SCGuestInfo
    [-VM] <VM>
    [-Key] <String>
    [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Read-SCGuestInfo cmdlet retrieves the value associated with a key (key/value pair) in a guest operating system.

Examples

Example 1: Get the IntegrationServicesVersion value for a specified key for a virtual machine

PS C:\> $VM = Get-SCVirtualMachine -Name "VM01"
PS C:\> Read-SCGuestInfo -VM $VM -Key "FullyQualifiedDomainName"

The first command gets the virtual machine object named $VM01 and stores the object in the $VM variable.

The second command returns the IntegrationServicesVersion key/value pair for virtual machine VM01.

Example 2: Get the IntegrationServicesVersion value for a specified key for a virtual machine by using the pipeline operator

PS C:\> Get-SCVirtualMachine -Name "VM01" | Read-SCGuestInfo -Key IntegrationServicesVersion

This command returns the IntegrationServicesVersion key/value pair for virtual machine VM01.

Example 3: Get multiple KVP values based on specified keys for a virtual machine

PS C:\> $ValuesMap = @{}
PS C:\> $ValuesMap.Add("NetworkAddressIPv4", $Null)
PS C:\> $ValuesMap.Add("IntegrationServicesVersion", $Null)
PS C:\> $VM = Get-SCVirtualMachine "VM02" 
PS C:\> Read-SCGuestInfo -VM $VM -KvpMap $ValuesMap

The first command creates an array named $ValuesMap.

The second and third commands add values to the $ValuesMap array.

The fourth command gets the virtual machine object named VM02 and stores the object in the $VM variable.

The last command returns the IntegrationServicesVersion and NetworkAddressIPv4 key/value pairs for virtual machine VM02.

Example 4: Read multiple data types through a hashtable

PS C:\> $VM = Get-SCVirtualMachine -Name "VM03"
PS C:\> $ValuesMap = @{}
PS C:\> $ValuesMap.Add("NetworkAddressIPv4", $Null)
PS C:\> Read-SCGuestInfo -VM $VM -KvpMap $ValuesMap
PS C:\> $ValuesMap.Add("NetworkAddressIPv6", $Null)
PS C:\> Read-SCGuestInfo -VM $VM -KvpMap $ValuesMap
PS C:\> $ValuesMap2 = @{"NetworkAddressIPv4" = $Null; "FullyQualifiedDomainName" = $Null}
PS C:\> Read-SCGuestInfo -VM $VM -KvpMap $ValuesMap2

The first command gets the virtual machine object named VM03 and stores the object in the $VM variable.

The second command creates an array named $ValuesMap.

The third command adds NetworkAddressIPv4 to the $ValuesMap array.

The fourth command gets the NetworkAddressIPv4 key/value pair for VM03.

The fifth command adds NetworkAddressIPv6 to the $ValuesMap array.

The sixth command gets the NetworkAddressIPv6 key/value pair for VM03.

The seventh command creates an array named $ValuesMap2 which contains NetworkAddressIPv4 and FullyQualifiedDomainName.

The last command returns the key/value pairs for NetworkAddressIPv4 and FullyQualifiedDomainName for VM03.

Example 5: Read keys that do not exist

PS C:\> $VM = Get-SCVirtualMachine -Name "VM01"
PS C:\> $KeysDoNotExist = @{"o1ff1" = $Null; "o1ff2" = $Null; "o1ff3" = $Null ; "o1ff4" = $Null }
PS C:\> Read-SCGuestInfo -VM $VM -KVPMap $KeysDoNotExist 
PS C:\> $KeysDoNotExist = @{"off4" = $Null; "o1ff2" = $Null; "o1ff3" = $Null ; "o1ff4" = $Null }
PS C:\> Read-SCGuestInfo -VM $VM -KVPMap $KeysDoNotExist 
PS C:\> $KeysDoNotExist = @{"o1ff1" = $Null; "o1ff2" = $Null; "off4" = $Null ; "o1ff4" = $Null }
PS C:\> Read-SCGuestInfo -VM $VM -KVPMap $KeysDoNotExist

The first command gets the virtual machine object named VM01 and stores the object in the $VM variable.

The second, fourth, and sixth commands each create a set of keys that are null and stores the set in the $KeysDoNotExist variable.

The third, fifth, and seventh commands read the KVPMap in $KeysDoNotExist and displays the results.

Required Parameters

-Key

Specifies the key in a key/value pair.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-KvpMap

Specifies a hash table of key/value pairs corresponding to the values exposed by Hyper-V.

Type:Hashtable
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VM

Specifies a virtual machine object.

Type:VM
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

String

This cmdlet returns a String object.