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Mastering PowerCLI by Sajal Debnath

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Using the ExtensionData property to return .NET View objects

In the previous section, we saw how to access minute details of the objects using the Get-View cmdlet. We can do the same without using the Get-View cmdlet as well. The magic property is ExtensionData. By using this property, we can access the details of an object. Let's examine this in more detail. First, we will get the information of a host and store it in a variable:

PS C:\> $hostInfo = Get-VMHost -Name ESXi1.lab.com

The result of the preceding command is shown in the following screenshot:

Using the ExtensionData property to return .NET View objects

Now, let's add the ExtensionData parameter to the variable $hostInfo:

As we can see, it provides ...

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