PowerCLI views are .NET objects that correspond to server-side managed objects. Each operation defined on a server managed object has a corresponding view method.

A PowerCLI view has the following characteristics:

It includes properties and methods that correspond to the properties and operations of the server-side managed objects.

It is a static copy of a server-side managed object and is not automatically updated when the object on the server changes.

It includes additional methods other than the operations offered in the server-side managed object.