vSphere PowerCLI Reference

Get-CDDrive

Synopsis

Retrieves virtual CD drives.

Syntax

Get-CDDrive [[-VM] <VirtualMachine[]>] [[-Template] <Template[]>] [[-Snapshot] <Snapshot[]>] [-Id <String[]>] [-Name <String[]>] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

Related Commands

Online version
New-CDDrive
Remove-CDDrive
Set-CDDrive

Detailed Description

Returns a set of virtual CD drives that belong to the virtual machines, templates, and snapshots specified by the VirtualMachine, Template, and Snapshot parameters. At least one of these parameters must be provided. To specify a server different from the default one, use the -Server parameter.

Parameters

NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VMVirtualMachine[]Specify the virtual machines from which you want to retrieve virtual CD drives.falsetrue (ByValue)
TemplateTemplate[]Specify the virtual machine templates from which you want to retrieve virtual CD drives.falsetrue (ByValue)
SnapshotSnapshot[]Specify the snapshots from which you want to retrieve virtual CD drives.falsetrue (ByValue)
IdString[]Specify the Ids of the CD drives you want to retrieve.falsefalse
NameString[]Specify the names of the CD drives you want to retrieve.falsefalse
ServerVIServer[]Specify the vSphere servers on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is given to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.falsefalse

Return Type

CDDrive

Notes

Examples

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Get-VM -Name VM | Get-CDDrive

Connects to a vSphere server and retrieves the CD drive of the virtual machine named VM.


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