Enumerating Hyper-V Extensible Switch Instances

The Get-VMSwitch PowerShell cmdlet enumerates the Hyper-V virtual networks that have been created. One or more Hyper-V child partitions can be assigned to each virtual network. The Hyper-V virtualization stack creates an instance of a Hyper-V extensible switch for a virtual network when the first Hyper-V child partition that is assigned to the network is started.

The Get-VMSwitch cmdlet uses the following syntax:

Get-VMSwitch [[-Name] <string>] [-SwitchType <VMSwitchType[]>] [[-ResourcePoolName] <string[]>] [-ComputerName
    <string[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

Get-VMSwitch [[-Id] <Guid[]>] [-SwitchType <VMSwitchType[]>] [[-ResourcePoolName] <string[]>] [-ComputerName
    <string[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

The following example shows the output from the Get-VMSwitch cmdlet.

PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-VMSwitch

Name                           Learnable Status
----                           --------- ------
Virtual Network - 1            2048      {OK}
Virtual Network - 2            2048      {OK}